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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.


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Ecotarium Budding Scientists Program for Kids Ages 3-5Worcester, $$
Thu, January 13, 2022  -  Thu, August 11, 2022   
On the second Thursday of every month, young children have their very own space -- and educational programming -- at the EcoTarium! You and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with...
Public Stargazing Night at the BU ObservatoryBoston, Free
Sun, May 1, 2022  -  Mon, May 1, 2023   
Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well.
Arlington Astronomy Nights at Robbins ParkArlington, Free
Sat, June 11, 2022  -  Sat, September 3, 2022   
This summer, Astronomy Nights at Robbins Farm Park return! Due to scheduling constraints, we'll only have three nights this year.
CodeChef: STEM and ART Summer CampChelmsford, $
Mon, June 27, 2022  -  Fri, August 19, 2022   
Awaken your child’s inner Einstein, Picasso, or Mozart. There is no other summer camp program in Massachusetts that has so much value at this price right now.
Cold as Ice!Acton, $$
Wed, July 27, 2022  -  Wed, July 27, 2022   
Things are getting chilly at the Discovery Museum! Experiment with different types of salt as you explore the unique characteristics of a 300-pound block of ice.
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Cambridge Science FestivalVirtual/Online, Free
Mon, October 3, 2022  -  Sun, October 9, 2022   
Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival. The week-long celebration combines all the magic and mayhem of modern science in an action-packed program of events, demonstrations,...
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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