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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.

Public Stargazing Night at the BU ObservatoryBoston, Free
Sun, May 1, 2022  -  Mon, May 1, 2023   
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.
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Science Spotlights at Harvard Museum of Natural HIstoryCambridge
Sat, March 11, 2023  -  Sat, May 13, 2023   
Meet up-and-coming scientists and learn about questions at the forefront of research today in this series of monthly short talks.
Mobiles in the Maker Hub at MIT MuseumCambridge, $
Mon, March 20, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
Join us in the Maker Hub and dive into the creativity and fun of design and engineering through a variety of hands-on making and tinkering explorations.
The Wacky Science Show with Mike BentNatick, $
Sat, March 25, 2023  -  Sat, March 25, 2023   
Kids participate in high energy, hands-on lessons, while discovering that simple household items can be used to perform exciting science experiments. Get ready for a show that teaches that science can be exciting and fun!
Building Automata in the Maker HubCambridge, $
Mon, March 27, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Join us in the Maker Hub and dive into the creativity and fun of design and engineering through a variety of hands-on making and tinkering explorations.
A Night Out for Our Youngest LearnersPlymouth, $
Tue, April 4, 2023  -  Tue, April 4, 2023   
Come to learn why Earth is so special and what Big Bird and Elmo love about the night sky. This young child friendly program includes two amazing features!
Teen Science CafeCambridge, $
Sat, April 8, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
Designed by teens for teens, Teen Science Cafes bring together scientists and high-school students to explore new research and discuss what inspires and influences people to pursue careers in STEM.
Second Saturday Family ScienceAmherst, Free
Sat, April 8, 2023  -  Sat, June 10, 2023   
Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children (ages 5–7) with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature.
First Fridays at BlakePlymouth, $
Fri, April 14, 2023  -  Fri, August 4, 2023   
Spend First Fridays at the Blake Planetarium! Every first Friday of the month the Blake Planetarium showcases a live planetarium program that highlights the current night sky.
Science on State Street - FREE Science FestivalFramingham, Free
Sat, April 22, 2023  -  Sat, April 22, 2023   
Science on State Street is Framingham State University’s annual science festival with themes relating to planet Earth. Explore STEM and the ways they support environmental justice and sustainability! Exhibitors and Climate Hope Concert to conclude!
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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