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On Wednesday evening beginning around 5:30 p.m., these Museum of Science supporters will start making their way to the top of the roof of the MOS garage. Once at the top the annual Museum member-only event will be in full swing, offering a fun-filled evening of family entertainment, science activities, and a live broadcast of the Boston Pops concert, capped by the spectacular fireworks display over the Charles River!
Why the Museum’s roof? Well, it just happens to provide one of the city’s best views of the culminating sky-lighting extravaganza that tops off a multi-day Fourth of July celebration featuring hundreds of events throughout the historic city.
Science, Technology, & 3-D Cameras!
Boston’s MOS is one of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof.
|Museum of Science, Boston. “Vintage Planetarium”.
Museum highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden.
Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education
Network of science museums.
A Museum on the Move...
The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®’s engineering curricula have reached 35,500 teachers and close to 3 million students nationwide.
It has also: been recognized by Boston and Cambridge for its energy and sustainability efforts; named an Employer of Choice by Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts disability employment initiative; is Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England Readers' Choice" for Cultural Attraction in Science; and is El Planeta's Best Tourist Attraction for the Massachusetts Latino population.
|Museum of Science, Boston. Untitled-Renovations
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Reaching Out to Embrace the Virtual Community & Education
The Museum is also actively engaged in breaking down the barriers between the physical limitations a building and tangible exhibits can create by offering an ever increasing number of online resources. These include podcasts, videocasts, virtual exhibits, and traveling programs.
In addition, the Museum provides classroom resources written for technology teachers and their classroom. This curriculum consists of 20 units of study, with ten units intended for middle school and 10 units for the high school level. The text includes five units on agriculture and biotechnology, digital photography, medical technologies, and challenges in flight and structural design.
Don’t Forget Your Picnic!
So, if you are looking for a terrific place to engage with science and technology you may just want to take American songwriter-singer Dave Loggins' advice from his 1974 Billboard Hot 100 hit, ‘Please Come to Boston’. There, you will find Boston’s MOS and uncover a cherished jewel of wonder to explore and chase your curiosities.
The Museum is socially active so, visit http://www.mos.org and follow the Museum on
social media at www.facebook.com/museumofscience and @museumofscience on Twitter.
And...if you are heading to the MOS rooftop for the fireworks display this 4th of July...don’t forget to pack your picnic or pre-order your meal when you purchase tickets!
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