Looking up has never been so enthralling.
The Boston Children’s Museum has been teaching audiences in an entirely new and interactive way about the universe with the exhibit, ‘My Sky.’ Since Saturday, July 26, ‘My Sky’ has been offering an exciting opportunity for adults and children ages 5-10 to tour the universe and discover secrets of the sky! Click here to learn more or visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org for more information!
In honor of the ‘My Sky’ opening, The Boston Children’s Museum is inviting visitors to two free movie screenings at the Fort Point Channel waterfront! The first is a romantic comedy about an adventurous robot in the Pixar classic film, ‘Wall-E’ on Friday, August 29 at 8:15 p.m.
Then on Friday, September 5, see Steven Spielberg’s award-winning classic about a special alien landing in ‘E.T. The Extraterrestrial’ at 8 p.m. Both films are perfect family entertainment!
Funded by NASA and in partnership with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, ‘My Sky’ exhibit is a hands-on, interactive and mesmerizing experience, teaching fundamental skills for investigating the skies through pattern recognition, observation, estimation, prediction, and creative thinking. These building blocks help to instill valuable skills for more complex STEM disciplines in the future.
The ‘My Sky’ exhibit is divided into three sections: the skate park, the child’s room, and the backyard. The Skate Park traces the activity of the sun. Visitors can observe the sun’s patterns in seconds instead of hours. The skate park includes a human sun dial, so children can be part of the exhibit! Children can learn to find solar events like flares, coronal mass ejections, eclipses, transits, solar tornadoes, and much more.
The Child’s room, in a loft setting, is where visitors can trace the phases of the moon, find familiar constellations, recognize star patterns, and invent new constellations using star fields.
The Backyard, in a campfire setting, introduces visitors to stories of artists, scientists, and researchers who are inspired by the sky in their everyday life. Take a closer look at the sky inside a dome that traces the pattern of the planets, the stars, and the moon through the Earth’s rotation.
The ‘My Sky’ exhibit’s mission is to depict the sky as an ever changing, free resource, and represents an opportunity for parents to help kids observe, make predictions, and notice astrological patterns.
Located at 308 Congress Street in Boston, Massachusetts, The Boston Children’s Museum is a source of inspiration for other children’s museums around the country.