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April 2019

Observe Like an Owl: Heighten Your Senses

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Do you ever walk in a forest and wonder “where are all the animals”? Trust us, they are there, but they often remain unseen unless you know how and where to look. Come join naturalists at Habitat to learn just how to spot the wonderful wildlife of a forest and observe them safely and respectfully. Cost: Free. Online registration required. Register Here. 

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CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: Urban Ecology and Citizen Science at Mount Auburn Cemetery

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. We will lead guided nature walks to inform participants about our citizen science and urban ecology, and to practice natural history. Cost: Free. Drop in.

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One Whole Step for Man: Songs of Space Travel

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave Cambridge + Google Map
Free

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing! Our intergenerational, intergalactic chorus will be presenting a program of twenty songs about the history, challenges, and potential destinations of space exploration. The program includes a slideshow of children's artwork and projected lyrics. For audiences of all ages, entertaining both for those who remember our first steps in space and those who take the International Space Station for granted. Brilliant music, compelling lyrics, scientifically accurate. Event held on 4/13, 4/14 &…

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The Science of Baseball

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Free

Boston University Professor Andy Andres explains how physics, biology, and math help us understand the game. Cost: Free.

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Observe the Moon Week

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New England Sci-Tech, 16 Tech Circle
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join us for free public telescope nights during the Cambridge Science Festival to observe the moon each night, from First Quarter through Full, to see how the terminator shadows affect views of craters and mountains. Also, nightly planetarium shows about the moon, the spring skies, and NASA space exploration. Evening maker space activities available, too, pun intended! Drop in. Cost: Telescope Viewing Free, Planetarium $2, Maker space materials $5-$10. Find out more

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MIT’s Infinite Solar System

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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. Learn more online!  Experience for yourself what it is like to be a planetary explorer as you arrive and examine each world in fine detail. Each planet was 3d printed specifically for the installation  Explore! Facebook and Instagram @MITInfiniteSolar In addition to the exhibit being open for self-guided tours, we will also be offering a few guided tours  on Wednesday 4/17 at 1pm and…

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Float Your Boat in the Idea Hub

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Learn how to create an efficient boat design. Build and test your own boat hull in the Museum’s makerspace. Cost: Included with museum admission. Drop in.

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Girls Skateboarding Day

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Riverside Press Park Basketball Courts, 2 Blackstone Street
Cambridge, 02139
Free

Meet at Riverside Press Park in Cambridge (River St and Memorial Drive) at the basketball courts! Learn about neuroscience while you carve out a space for women & girls at the skatepark. All ages & skill levels welcome. There will be free skate lessons from 12-4pm then at 4pm we will be sharing info on the neuroscience of skateboarding and how it alters your brain and physiology. (We will also share some socio/anthro tidbits on how skating is a revolutionary…

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Solar Lunch

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Museum of Science, 1 Science Park Boston USA + Google Map
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Observe the sun and possibly sunspots and solar flares through the Museum’s safe solar telescope. Weather permitting.

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Moving the Earth: STEAM & Sustainability at CX: RESCHEDULED TO RAIN DATE: April 28 10am-2pm

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Crossing, 20 Child Street
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States
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Free

RESCHEDULED TO RAIN DATE: April 28 10am-2pm A unique touch-a-truck event! Meet the heavy earth-moving machines & engineers creating one of the largest developments in Cambridge. Plus, food trucks & STEAM activities, and touch-a-truck events for kids. Cost: Free. Drop in.

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