2015 Festival Events Saturday, April 18 Check regularly for event updates

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  • Signature Event
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Science Carnival & Robot Zoo
    Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

    Prepare yourself...for a Carnival of the Sciences and a ROBOT ZOO!
    See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways!

    Are you ready?

    Cost: Free!
  • Events
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Boston Marathon Activities
    Museum of Science, 1 Science Park, Boston

    Do you like to run? Know someone who likes to run? Or do you just like to learn about the science behind endurance training and running? Come visit us and learn more about what it takes to train for a long distance race like the Boston Marathon®. Enjoy interpretations with museum staff and volunteers, guest speakers on our Current Science & Technology stage and of course all the human biology related exhibits in our brand new permanent exhibit “Hall of Human Life”.

    Museum of Science, Boston
    Cost: Included with Museum Admission
  • 10:00am - 11:30am
    Computer Science Education With Your Kid(s)
    Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

    Anyone can learn cool computer science tricks. Parents and kids engage with each other to solve challenges. Bring your laptop or tablet and participate in this computer-science workshop with your elementary, middle-, or high-school child. Come learn why computer skills are necessary in the 21st century world. Brought to you by the Greater Boston Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association.

    Computer Science Teachers Association — Greater Boston Chapter
    Cost: Free
  • 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster Science Festival
    365 Lindell Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453

    This will be a community celebration full of STEAM! A great time for family and friends to build with Legos, electricity projects, coding, apps, origami, 3D printing activities, CSI, nature crafts, robotics, and oceanography fun.  Ever work with sun-sensitive cloth? Aviation projects? Come have a memorable day!  Note: Activities will be indoors and outdoors.

    More details...
    Cost: Free
  • 12:00pm - 12:20pm & 2:00pm - 2:20pm
    The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show
    Museum of Science, Cahners Theater, Blue Wing Level 1, 1 Science Park, Boston

    Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter — including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology. Join brothers Dan and Joel as they juggle everything from potted plants to tennis rackets, sometimes from atop seven-foot unicycles.

    Cost: Included with Museum Admission
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    MIT+K12 Videos Live!
    MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    Bored from reading equations in a textbook? Tired of memorizing symbols in chemistry class? Come watch MIT students demonstrate live experiments and show you just how cool science can actually be. From color-changing chemical reactions to autonomous flying robots, we'll show you a different side of numbers and equations!

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    Cost: Free with Museum admission
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
    High Voltage Analog Photography
    New England School of Photography 537 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

    Create a paper negative by exposing organic or metallic objects using high voltage electricity. Students will receive a single 5x7 piece of photo paper to create the negative. Note: Please bring flowers, leaves (plant life) or metallic objects to the darkroom.

    K Glyphics
    Cost: Free, pre-register at http://bit.ly/photovoltage
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Beyond Pocket Protectors and Flux Capacitors
    MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    How does the portrayal of scientists in popular media align with the reality of actual scientists? How can the scientific community work to prevent "bad science" from reaching the big screen? Join MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld and Harvard Professor John Quackenbush in a discussion about the role that films, TV, and other forms of media play in constructing images of scientists, and how good science can be embedded into popular media.

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    Cost: Free


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