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Venue:Museum of Science, Boston
Dates:Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Sunday, February 5, 2023
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Special Events
black history month celebration weekend at museum of science photoCelebrate Black History Month with a special weekend of cultural connections!

This two-day event includes special speakers and presentations, family activities, and performance and community groups from the Boston area.

SPEAKERS - Saturday, February 4

11:00 a.m.
Alexis Smith-Attuqua, National Society of Black Engineers, Boston Chapter President

1:00 p.m.
Shervone Neckles, BEACON Sculpture Artist Talk

2:30 p.m.
Michelle Richardson, Space Food Scientist with the Natick Army Lab

3:30 p.m.
Panel Talk with students from Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers

SPEAKERS - Sunday, February 5

11:00 a.m.
David Williams, WCVB Meteorologist

1:00 p.m.
Malik and Miles George, Twin MIT PhD Students and TikTok Personalities

2:30 p.m.
Michelle Richardson, Space Food Scientist with the Natick Army Lab

3:30 p.m.
Dr. Brad Dickerson, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

PERFORMANCES - Saturday, February 4

Blue Wing, Lower Level | 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, Dance

Gordon Current Science & Technology Center; Blue Wing, Level 1 | 2:00 p.m.
Ashley Rose, Poetry Reading

PERFORMANCES - Sunday, February 5

Blue Wing, Lower Level | 10:30 a.m.
OrigiNation, Dance

Main Lobby, Level 1 | 1:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Fusion String Ensemble,
Music performance playing the works of selected Black composers

Blue Wing, Level 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE), Boston Chapter
Kidogo Productions
Lewis Latimer House Museum
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Boston Chapter
Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center
StiggityStackz Worldwide

Celebrate the life and scientific achievements of Lewis Howard Latimer (1848 –1928), the inventor, electrical engineer, and patent draftsman born in Chelsea, MA. He played critical roles in the development of the telephone and the commercialization of the incandescent light bulb.
He worked with three of America’s most celebrated inventors: Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram S. Maxim, and Thomas Edison.

Main Lobby, Level 1 | 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 4: Join us for a ribbon-cutting for the BEACON sculpture inspired by Lewis Latimer. Featuring sculpture artist Shervone Neckles and Museum of Science president Tim Ritchie.

Theater of Electricity; Blue Wing, Level 1 | 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 p.m.
While the world’s largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator hurls indoor bolts, you’ll hear how Lewis Latimer’s patent for manufacturing a carbon filament was key to making Edison’s light bulb more practical and affordable.

Blue Wing, Level 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Lewis Latimer House Museum shares the purpose and power of Adinkra symbols! Combining traditional African tribal art with science and math, participants will receive personalized body paint on their hands and arms that represents their own hopes, dreams, and stories.

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Separate tickets required | Included with General Admission or Membership



1 Science Park, Boston, MA, 02117 map
Phone: 617-723-2500


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