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
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
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.