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Boston Science Events for Kids and Families

Is your child a budding scientist? Boston is quite the hub for science related events and activities, especially with our museum and univeristy scene. Find events for kids with science and STEM based themes, including workshops, classes, seminars and hands on activities.


Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program for Kids Ages 4-6Worcester, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 10, 2019   
On the first Thursday of every month, young children have their very own space -- and educational programming -- at the EcoTarium! Join us every week for story time, and every month for hands-on science.
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STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West EndBoston, Free
Thu, January 10, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends.
Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of ScienceCambridge, Free
Fri, April 5, 2019  -  Fri, October 25, 2019   
The Gilliland Observatory, located atop the Museumís garage roof, is open for free viewing on Friday evenings, first-come, first-served.
Public Telescope Stargazing Nights at New England Sci-TechNatick, Free
Tue, April 9, 2019  -  Tue, December 3, 2019   
New England Sci-Tech hosts free public telescope nights on Tuesdays and Fridays. Through large telescopes, kids can view the Moon, planets, and stars. Visitors can borrow smaller telescopes and hunt sky objects on your own.
Public Stargazing Night at the BU ObservatoryBoston, Free
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Fri, May 1, 2020   
Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well.
Make a Mess: Spooky ScienceActon, $
Thu, October 17, 2019  -  Thu, October 17, 2019   
Use a little spooky science to create some strange substances. Whip up a batch of ooey, gooey, glow-in-the-dark slime or sink your hands into some odd oobleck.
Robot Block PartyBoston, Free
Sun, October 20, 2019  -  Sun, October 20, 2019   
The MassRobotics Robot Block Party is back! Dozens of robots will descend upon Bostonís Seaport Innovation District for our 3rd Annual Robot Block Party on Sunday, Oct. 20th. The event celebrates Massachusetts STEM week.
Celebrate National Chemistry Week: Marvelous MetalsActon, $
Tue, October 22, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Discover the many wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week . Join us for fun, hands-on activities around this yearís theme, Marvelous Metals.
Innovator's SymposiumWinchester, Free
Thu, October 24, 2019  -  Thu, October 24, 2019   
Groundbreaking science for all ages! Meet scientists, inventors, and tech leaders from Google, MIT, Optimus Ride, and more. Enjoy hands-on activities in biology, electronic arts, robotics, and wood shop!
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CreatedBy FestivalBoston, Free
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Boston Childrenís Museum will host the CreatedBy Festival in collaboration with Mass STEM Week. This two-day event, a showcase and celebration of ingenuity, imagination, and cross-disciplinary creativity, will be held...
Science Tricks and Animal TreatsWorcester, $$
Sat, October 26, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Enjoy sneaky science programs about animal camouflage, invisible forces, and secret powers, then join our wildlife keepers to learn about the treats and training that enrich our resident animalsí lives at the Ecotarium!
Everyday Engineering: Air PlayActon, $
Sat, November 9, 2019  -  Sat, November 9, 2019   
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Build creations that float and fly in a tunnel of swirling air.
Gourds GaloreActon, $$
Thu, November 14, 2019  -  Thu, November 14, 2019   
The fall harvest of gourds, pumpkins, and squash Ė the perfect focus for a scientific investigation! Peer deep inside with magnifying lenses, compare features using sorting baskets, and confirm colors by matching.
Probing the Edge of the Solar System with IBEXNew Hampshire
Thu, April 5, 2103  -  Mon, April 15, 2013   
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer has been imaging the Solar System boundary and collecting interstellar wind from our galactic neighborhood. Dr. Eberhard Mobius, a lead scientist on the IBEX team, will discuss the latest discoveries.


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