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April 2019

Urban Agriculture at MoS

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park
Front Plaza, Boston, MA United States
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Community gardens, urban orchards, and rooftop farming provide better access to healthy and affordable food. Hear about innovative ways local communities grow food, meet experts in food sustainability, and participate in hands-on activities. Cost: Included with museum admission.  

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Astronomy After Hours

April 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston USA + Google Map

On clear nights, you can view stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena. Also, check out the inside of our Observatory and participate in astronomy-related activities run by our knowledgeable staff. Weather permitting. Also on 4/19. For more details and weather updates, call the hotline, 617-589-0267. Cost: Included with museum admission.

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MIT’s Infinite Solar System

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until April 21, 2019

MIT Building 7, 77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

Bring your curiosity and tour our Solar System from the Sun to Pluto, scaled to their actual sizes and distances. Experience for yourself what it is like to be a planetary explorer as you arrive and examine each world in fine detail. Located in MIT Bldg 7 , third floor.

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“Spit for Science and Nose Pick for Progress: The Human Microbiome Comes Alive at Forsyth”

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on April 14, 2019 at 9:00am

The Forsyth Institute, 1 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge, Cambridge MA United States
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Free

Join Forsyth microbiologists to learn about the bacteria that live on your body. Over 700 types of “bugs” are found in human mouths! Attendees will have a chance to take bacteria from their mouth and nose and see their own microbiome. Forsyth will also showcase its one-of-a kind technique that creates high-resolution maps of bacterial “forests.” Finally, by nose picking for progress, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to what could become the world’s largest database of nasal bacteria!…

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Central MA Science Festival

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club, 365 Lindell Ave
Leominster, MA 01453 United States
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Free

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster for hands-on STEM activities. At the Central MA Science Festival attendees will enjoy a wide range of STEAM-related activities including demonstrations, exhibitions, and workshops. The Central MA Science Festival seeks to highlight the impact of STEAM in our lives, ignite scientific curiosity in our community, and create opportunities for discovery. http://centralmasciencefestival.org

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South Shore Science Festival V

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

The Festival will be filled with hands-on science and technology exhibits and activities for kids and adolescents, facilitated by adults, from local enterprises to Fortune 500 companies, and also by high schoolers, eager to share their STEAM experience and knowledge. Some of the activities include hands-on demonstrations, performances, interactive workshops, and science in stories, games, sports, art and music. At the website you can see examples of the super-fun activities! Cost: Free. Donations Accepted - Online registration highly suggested. Registration opens March 15, 2019:…

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Science of Local Food Scavenger Hunt

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2019 at 10:00am

Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street Boston USA + Google Map
Free

Take a self-guided scavenger hunt through the Boston Public Market. Explore the science and technology behind local food and farming. Cost: Free. Drop in.

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Boston Marathon® Activities

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, happening 2 times

Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park
Front Plaza, Boston, MA United States
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Do you like to run? Know someone who likes to run? Or do you just like to learn about the science behind endurance running and training? 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, and of course all the human biology related exhibits in our permanent exhibit “Hall of Human Life.”   Cost is included with museum…

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Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2019 at 12:00pm

MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Create a unique art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys in the Museum’s makerspace. Activity held 4/13 & 4/14. Cost included in museum admission.  

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Science Carnival & Robot Zoo

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Free

Launch rockets, operate a robot, make liquid nitrogen ice cream, hold a human brain and much, much more! Everyone is welcome to this FREE event The Science Carnival and Robot Zoo is an annual celebration with over 100 groups offering cool, hands-on activities. Photo credit mneyid.com There's something for everyone, and the opportunity to meet hundreds of scientists and researchers in a really fun environment. Don't miss it! Photo credit mneyid.com It's in and around the Cambridge Public Library, War…

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