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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, $$
Wed, January 8, 2020  -  Thu, March 19, 2020   
Build your imaginations and skills each week with different challenges to solve. Using LEGOS, DUPLOS and other fun materials, this guided class provides a fun STEAM foundation.
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STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West EndBoston, Free
Fri, January 10, 2020  -  Sun, December 20, 2020   
Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends.
Science of Slime- ThermochromicPeabody, $
Today  -  Fri, February 28, 2020   
Make slime that changes color!!! What is thermochromic pigment? Is slime a liquid or a solid? Let's find out together as we experiment making slime with simple ingredients.
SMART Gals (Science, Math, Art): Mary AnningActon, $$
Thu, March 5, 2020  -  Thu, March 5, 2020   
March is Women’s History Month! We'll celebrate women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of science, math, and art. Today we'll learn about paleontologist Mary Anning.
Watson Adventures’ Twisted Science Family Scavenger HuntBoston, $
Sat, March 7, 2020  -  Sat, March 7, 2020   
On this unique scavenger hunt, kids and adults work together searching for answers to tricky, humorous questions based on the exhibits in the Museum of Science.
SMART Gals (Science, Math, Art): Rosalind FranklinActon, $$
Thu, March 12, 2020  -  Thu, March 12, 2020   
March is Women’s History Month! We'll celebrate women who have made important contributions throughout history to the fields of science, math, and art. Today we'll learn about chemist Rosalind Franklin .
Tinkering With Toys: Build-a-TrackActon, $$
Sun, March 22, 2020  -  Sun, March 22, 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.
Stop-Motion Animation: Film Adventures with LEGOsNeedham, $$$
Mon, March 23, 2020  -  Fri, March 27, 2020   
Tell stories captured frame by frame and then play them as movies! Using LEGOs and other materials to stage your scene, direct and film your own stories to share with others.
Robotics! Meet Dash and DotNeedham, $$$
Mon, March 23, 2020  -  Fri, March 27, 2020   
Dash and Dot robots by Wonder Workshop are fun and robust tools to explore, build and expand your child’s understanding of robotics and coding.
Black Women In Science: Katherine Johnson’s Numbers and AnglesActon, $$
Sun, March 29, 2020  -  Sun, March 29, 2020   
Katherine Johnson was a trailblazing mathematician whose work at NASA proved critical for space exploration. Be inspired by her work as you try your hand, and mind, at solving some “moon math” like Johnson herself.
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Cambridge Science Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Fri, April 17, 2020  -  Sun, April 26, 2020   
Be Curious! Join scientists, engineers and more at the Cambridge Science Festival, a 10 day celebration showcasing fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math for everyone!
BioBuilder Advanced Bio-Engineering BootcampCambridge, $$$
Tue, April 21, 2020  -  Fri, April 24, 2020   
BioBuilders engineer living cells by modifying their DNA. High school students are invited to a four day workshop where they will learn the necessary molecular techniques and design principles for reprogramming micro-organisms.
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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