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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.
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.
Learn a new movement skill in virtual reality!Boston, Free
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Mon, December 23, 2019   
Is your child interested in virtual reality and video games? Our research lab at Northeastern University explores how children learn new movement skills in virtual environments. Come in for a fun research study experience!
Kids Who CloneCambridge, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Hands-on bioengineering experiences for students age 11-16 years old, in a working laboratory. Kids Who Clone will expand on cell function knowledge and introduce kids to the coding capabilities of DNA.
BJEP Illuminates this Hanukkah with Science/STEAM Family ProgramWaltham, $
Sun, December 8, 2019  -  Sun, December 8, 2019   
Celebrate Hanukkah for a day of learning emphasizing STEAM and lights, including a traveling program from the Museum of Science - Night Sky - with hands on activities.
Everyday Engineering: Balls and RampsActon, $
Sat, December 28, 2019  -  Mon, December 30, 2019   
Design, build and test out some simple tracks and mini-rollercoasters. Make straightaways and loop-da-loops out of tubing and cardboard to send marbles and golf balls on a thrilling ride.
Make a Mess: Kitchen ChemistryActon, $
Thu, January 16, 2020  -  Thu, January 16, 2020   
A dash of this and a sprinkle of that. Try your hand at a few simple experiments to uncover the special color changing properties of some common household ingredients.
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.
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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