1 Science Park, Boston

Included with Museum of Science admission unless noted.

See complete MoS Cambridge Science Festival programming here.

Special Program for Educators!

Cambridge Teacher Partners Resources

Join the program for teachers and gain access to all of the Museum’s educator resources. For teachers of any and all levels. Free for New England Teacher Partners, see online for registration information and schedule.


Daily, 12pm – 1pm

Solar Lunch – Free!

Observe the sun and possibly sunspots and solar flares through the Museum’s safe solar telescope on the MOS front plaza. Weather permitting


Friday,  April 13 & Friday, April 20 8:30 – 10:00pm

Astronomy After Hours – Free!

Kick off the 2018 season of Astronomy After Hours! View stars, planets, the Moon, and other astronomical phenomena and participate in astronomy-related activities with our knowledgeable staff. Details & weather updates: 617-589-0267.

Weather permitting. Drop-In


Daily, 12pm & 2pm


Indoor bolts spark explorations into lightning, electric charge, and storm safety using the Museum’s giant Van de Graaff Generator, invented in Cambridge!


Daily, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Charles River Field Station

Join a Museum educator and explore the river ecosystem with a variety of hands-on investigations. Activity topic varies: look at life under a microscope or examine rocks that tell Boston’s geologic history.


Saturday, April 21 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show

Fun for the whole family, this comedy show is all about the mysteries of matter – including atoms, molecules, and nanotechnology.  

Saturday, April 14 & Sunday, April 15      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boston Marathon Days

Learn about the science behind endurance running and training.  Enjoy interpretations with museum staff, guest speakers and all the human biology related exhibits in “Hall of Human Life.”


Wednesday, April 18   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Catching the Wind

Design your own sail to push a boat along a trackway.  Can you make it go further and faster? Investigate these questions with a Museum educator!


Daily, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Investigation Station

Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and test your predictions. Investigation activities vary daily, including topics like exploring sound vibrations, building electric circuits, and investigating the invisible forces of magnetic fields.


Check daily schedule

Hands-On Laboratory

Visitors of all ages can take a closer look at what we’ve got under our microscopes. Try out tools and techniques scientists use in research labs. Test your investigative powers as you conduct your own science experiment.


Tuesday – Thursday, 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Meet a WCVB Meteorologist

Every area of the country has distinct weather patterns. Meet a WCVB Storm Team 5 meteorologist and learn how they forecast our unique New England weather.