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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
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.
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Engineering MarvelsEaston, $$
Wed, January 8, 2020  -  Thu, March 19, 2020   
Build your imaginations and skills each week with different challenges to solve. Using LEGOS, DUPLOS and other fun materials, this guided class provides a fun STEAM foundation.
Tinkering With Toys: Build-a-TrackActon, $
Sat, January 18, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Build and test out roads and raceways using recycled and repurposed materials. We’ll have a plethora of toy vehicles for you to use or visit our car creation station to engineer your own.
Explore Static ElectricityActon, $$
Thu, February 6, 2020  -  Thu, February 6, 2020   
Join us for some shocking and mysterious experiments! We’ll spark our creativity by testing the separation of positive and negative charges and exploring the imbalance of electric charges on various materials.
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I HEART Science at Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryCambridge, $
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Explore the marvelous science of our natural world in this annual daylong festival featuring dozens of activities at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge.
Tinkering with Toys: Made to MoveActon, $$
Thu, February 13, 2020  -  Thu, February 13, 2020   
Join us as we explore linkages – the mechanisms inside many toys that produce basic movements. We’ll be using cardboard, brads, and other simple materials to create pieces that can wave, jump, or dance back-and-forth.
Celebrate National Engineers Week! Engineer a Bird FeederActon, $$
Sat, February 15, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
Kick-off National Engineers Week and the Great Backyard Bird Count! Design and build your own birdfeeder using simple, recycled and repurposed materials. Bring it home to feed feathered friends in your own backyard!
Celebrate National Engineers Week! Float and FlyActon, $$
Mon, February 17, 2020  -  Tue, February 18, 2020   
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Craft simple contraptions - paper helicopters and hoop gliders - that harness the power of air to float and glide.
Celebrate National Engineers Week! Indoor Fort BuildingActon, $$
Wed, February 19, 2020  -  Thu, February 20, 2020   
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. What can you do with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes? Jump in and help build an ever-changing, room-sized blanket fort.
Celebrate National Engineers Week! Tinfoil FerriesActon, $$
Fri, February 21, 2020  -  Sat, February 22, 2020   
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Building tinfoil boats and load them with pennies until they sink. How many pennies can your boat hold?
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Cambridge Science Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Fri, April 17, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math for everyone!
Wolfram Summer CampWaltham, $$$
Sun, July 5, 2020  -  Sat, July 18, 2020   
A project-oriented camp for high‑school students, introducing them to cutting‑edge programming, computational thinking, and innovative technology. The camp is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial and technical students to explore science and technology.
Chanukah-Themed STEAM FairWatertown, Free
Sat, December 8, 2029  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Join JCDS, Temple Emunah, and Gore Place for Chanukah-themed, hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math activities! Learn about light, create holiday crafts, challenge a friend in a dreidel competition, and much more.
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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