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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, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 10, 2019   
On the first Thursday of every month, young children have their very own space -- and educational programming -- at the EcoTarium! Join us every week for story time, and every month for hands-on science.
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STEAM Crafternoon Playgroup at BPL West EndBoston, Free
Thu, January 10, 2019  -  Fri, December 20, 2019   
Each STEAM Crafternoon, children have access to an abundance of art supplies, simple science manipulatives, and toys galore! Drop by the library to try out materials and meet friends.
Friday Night Stargazing: Museum Of ScienceCambridge, Free
Fri, April 5, 2019  -  Fri, October 25, 2019   
The Gilliland Observatory, located atop the Museum’s garage roof, is open for free viewing on Friday evenings, first-come, first-served.
Public Telescope Stargazing Nights at New England Sci-TechNatick, Free
Tue, April 9, 2019  -  Tue, December 3, 2019   
New England Sci-Tech hosts free public telescope nights on Tuesdays and Fridays. Through large telescopes, kids can view the Moon, planets, and stars. Visitors can borrow smaller telescopes and hunt sky objects on your own.
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STEM Days for Kids at Fenway + a Red Sox GameBoston, $$
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Thu, September 19, 2019   
The 2019 Red Sox Season will once again feature fan-favorite Game Day Events at Fenway Park! To kick off the season, the Sox will be hosting two STEM Education days – the mornings of May 1 and Sept. 18 – to promote...
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.
Arlington Astronomy Nights at Robbins ParkArlington, Free
Sat, June 15, 2019  -  Sat, September 7, 2019   
This summer there will be a series of Astronomy Nights at Robbins Farm Park. Each night we'll have at least one telescope out to view objects in the night sky. There'll be plenty to see -- the sky is the limit!
Park Science Children's Summer Festival at Franklin ParkBoston
Tue, August 20, 2019   
The Children's Festival features performing arts, science-related activities like cool experiments using household ingredients, take-home art projects, face paintings, a visit from the Zoo New England, and much more.
9th World Congress on Biopolymers & BioplasticsNew England, $$$
Mon, August 26, 2019  -  Tue, August 27, 2019   
Explore & Share your research and ideas at 9th World Congress on Biopolymers & Bioplastics, London, UK, August 26-27, 2019 with the theme: Solution for current & future global challenges
Body Rock Hosted by the Museum of ScienceBoston, $$
Thu, September 5, 2019  -  Thu, September 5, 2019   
Join the Museum of Science and Improv Boston for a night of multi sensory stimulation featuring experts and interactive experiences focusing on the five senses!
BostonFIG Fest 2019Allston, $
Sat, September 14, 2019  -  Sat, September 14, 2019   
Join independent game developers, hobbyists, and fans for our eighth annual BostonFIG Fest! This year, BostonFIG Fest is moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex to accommodate our growth and allow us to expand.
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day!Acton, $
Thu, September 19, 2019  -  Thu, September 19, 2019   
It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day and we're celebrating with some seaworthy science. Use foil to build a boat and load it up with pennies.
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CreatedBy FestivalBoston, Free
Fri, October 25, 2019  -  Sat, October 26, 2019   
Boston Children’s Museum will host the CreatedBy Festival in collaboration with Mass STEM Week. This two-day event, a showcase and celebration of ingenuity, imagination, and cross-disciplinary creativity, will be held...
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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