Science

MOS Free Film Fridays

Photo ©Michael Malyszko. Omni Films are offered for free viewing at MOS Boston

All IMAX® films in the Mugar Omni Theater are free each Friday in March 2015 (6, 13, 20, and 27) thanks to sponsorship by MathWorks! Simply pick up tickets at the Museum box office on the day of the show only (first come, first served). Museum members may reserve tickets starting on the Monday prior to each Friday's showings by calling Science Central at 617-723-2500. (The number of tickets is limited to the number of Exhibit Halls admissions permitted with your membership level.) Check the daily schedule for upcoming showtimes.

When: 
Fridays through March 2015 Showtimes Vary
Location: 
Museum of Science

Girls Day at MIT Museum

Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science-the

Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science-themed activities at the MIT Museum! Hear from women in exciting careers about their paths to success, then explore interactive activities and demonstrations in the Museum's galleries. Meet MIT scientists and engineers from a variety of fields and ask them about what it's like to be a maker.

When: 
Saturday, Novemeber 7, 2015 11am-4pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Science on Saturday at MIT

Kids will learn about engineering at the next Science on Saturday!

Brought to you by MIT alumnus Todd Rider, Science on Saturday is a free 60-minute presentation with lots of fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. It is free and open to all elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as their parents and teachers. Hands-on activity booths are available to students after the show. No pre-registration is required, but seating is limited - first come, first seated. Parental/adult escort is required for all children under 12.

When: 
Saturday March 28, 2015 10am
Location: 
MIT Kresge Auditorium

MIT Museum's Idea Hub: Makey Makey

MIT Museum's Idea Hub is a focuses on hands-on design and engineering!  In this

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission.

When: 
Sunday, March 1, 2015 11am-1pm
When: 
Sunday, March 8, 2015 11am-3pm
When: 
Saturday, March 14, 2015 11am-1pm
When: 
Sunday, March 15, 2015 11am-3pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

Snowflake Shapes & Science

Come explore snowflakes from outside and in during this hands-on workshop.

Kids are invited to Ravenswood Park to explore the wonder of snowflakes during this hands-on winter workshop. Attendees start inside to learn how to make ice crystal models and paper flakes and view the famous snowflake photographs of Wilson Bentley, who discovered that no two snowflakes are alike. Then, we'll get outside to explore the wintry landscape in person and catch some real snowflakes, if we're lucky!

When: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 1-3pm
Location: 
Ravenswood Park

February Vacation at Joppa Flats: Polar Pal Parade

Come learn about the animals of the polar habitats at the Joppa Flats Center

Joppa Flats Education Center vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break. Each session offers a different theme, with art activities, experiments, group games, and scheduled family presentations for everyone. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once or make it a multiple-day adventure; drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation activity that suits your family schedule. Families are encouraged to dress in their amazing Arctic animal clothes and children can bring their favorite Arctic / Antarctic toy animal for the presentations!

When: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10am - 3pm

Polar Explorers & Icy Experiments at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn about the unique properties of ice, polar explorers and arctic a

Maritime Gloucester invites kids to a vacation week session about the unique properties of polar explorers and ice science - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! What did explorers find on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions?  What kinds of creatures have adapted to freezing temperatures? Students will learn all about ice through a variety of icy experiments, challenges, and projects.  Using a variety of ice shapes, build an ice tower as high as you can.  Paint a snowy scene with saltwater and watch crystals appear.  Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch The Blue Planet: Frozen Seas, a nature documentary about polar sea creatures. 

When: 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 1-2:30pm
When: 
Stay for a FREE Movie: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester

February Vacation Week Programs at MIT Museum

Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum during February Vacation

Robotics, nanotechnology, engineering, marine technology and boat building, sustainable fashion, a builyour own skyscraper challenge and more are waiting for kids at MIT Museum during February Vacation week!  Every year, during the Massachusetts school vacation week in February, the MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and afternoon demonstrations led by MIT students. Drop in activities, workshops and demonstrations will be happening all week long and the will conclude with a special presentation on Saturday afternoon.

When: 
Monday - Friday, February 16-21, 2015 10am -4pm
Location: 
MIT Museum

February Vacation at Joppa Flats: Raptor Round Up

Come learn about the raptors at the Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Center NBPT

Joppa Flats Education Center vacation programs offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities while we keep minds active and hands busy during school break. Each session offers a different theme, with art activities, experiments, group games, and scheduled family presentations for everyone. It's free-flow learning for the whole family. Come once or make it a multiple-day adventure; drop in for an hour or stay all day for a vacation activity that suits your family schedule.

When: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10am - 3pm

Mapping the Deep at Maritime Gloucester

Kids will learn about undersea mapping at Maritime Gloucester: Photo: NOAA

Maritime Gloucester invites kids in pre-k through first grade to a vacation week session about the deep sea and underwater mapping - part of a week full of educational sessions during February vacation! The deep sea is no easy place to explore.  What strange creatures lurk in the depths?  How can we learn about the shape of the seafloor?  Through fun activities, we'll learn all about the various ways to explore the ocean floor.  We'll build a deep sea model in a box, complete with creatures and shipwrecks.  Afterwards, we'll measure ocean depth and surprising seafloor features without even looking in the box!  Children are encouraged to stay afterwards (2:30-3:30) to watch The Blue Planet: The Deep, a nature documentary about deep sea animals. 

When: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 1-2:30pm
When: 
Stay for a FREE Movie: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: 
Maritime Gloucester
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