Summer Sensations at the Boston Museum of Science

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There’s a lot happening this summer at the Boston Museum of Science. As usual, the museum curators have stepped up their game for the summer months, bringing you an array of exhibits, events, and shows for a summer filled with exploration and imagination.

Your kids’ favorite exhibition this season might seem a bit more crass than you’d expect from the Museum, but it’s guaranteed to capture your attention and provide a deeply educational and fascinating look at the human body. GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body – inspired by the Penguin Group book hit book Grossology – opened May 25th at the MoS and runs through September 1. In this exhibit, children (and their families, too!) will learn about the weirdest and most obnoxious body functions through displays like the Burp Machine, Nigel Nose-It-All, Urine The Game, and The Vomit Center. Sound gross? Well,

The Grossology exhibit is now open at the Boston Museum of Science.

The Grossology exhibit is now open at the Boston Museum of Science.

it is, but it’s all in the name of science!

Imagine what it’s like to create and play your own video game – sounds pretty cool, right? No need to make believe because you can do just that at the all new 2theXtreme: Math Alive! exhibit. The fun math-centric exhibit brings to life the math behind music, movies, sports, games, and more. The interactive approach means you’ll be immersed in the most innovative technologies as you race downhill in the virtual snowboarding game or listen to simple explanations from your math-loving virtual guides, called BotZ.

The Boston Museum of Science also has several new shows available for you this summer in the IMAX theater and in the Planetarium. Explore new habitats in films like Pandas: The Journey Home, which takes on an adventure Wolong Nature Reserve in the People’s Republic of China where conservationists and advocates fight to bring giant pandas back from the brink of extinction, or Journey to the South Pacific, which invites you to explore the exotic waters and islands of West Papua.

A Hayden Planetarium show delights the audience.

A Hayden Planetarium show delights the audience.

The summer highlight at the Planetarium, Wonders of the Night Sky, will open on July 5th. Stars and constellations appear before you in bright, neon color as a live presenter brings you on a journey through the night sky. If astronomy is of interest to you, you’ll also want to stop by for Astronomy After Hours, the museum’s free Friday event at the Gilliland Observatory (on the roof of the Museum’s parking garage). When the skies are clear, you’ll see the celestial phenomena of summer in real life.

Toward the end of the summer, the Museum has another giant reveal: an all new 4-D Theater! Wondering what you can expect from the fourth dimension? While watching captivating 3-D films, you’ll be brought even closer to the action with in-theater special effects like wind and snow. The first films to open in the 4-D Theater will include Planet Earth: Shallow Seas 4-D experience and the Happy Feet 4-D Experience.

As you can see, the Boston Museum of Science has your summer jam-packed with discovery and entertainment. However, there are a lot of other worthwhile attractions to see in Boston, especially in the warm weather. Use your Go Boston Card attractions pass to visit the Boston Museum of Science, take a Fenway Park tour, hop on board the USS Constitution Cruise, explore the New England Aquarium, and see dozens of other top Boston attractions.

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