Experience a fusion of science fiction and science fact in POPnology, the Museum's newest temporary exhibition celebrating and exploring the greatest works of innovation and imagination in history. Discover how the most innovative breakthroughs often have surprising beginnings — how movies, books, television, and art continue to inspire technological advancements. Four key exhibit areas reveal the science and technology in our everyday lives, where we've been, and where we're going.
Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of his landmark publication Make Way for Ducklings (1941), a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), tracks the career of Robert McCloskey (1914–2003), award-winning author and illustrator behind some of 20th-century America’s most beloved picture books for children.
The Museum of Science, Boston unveils its newest exhibition, Chocolate, exploring every aspect of “the world’s perfect food," so described by nutrition researcher Michael Levin. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit examines chocolate’s unique place in history, ecology and popular culture. It reveals where chocolate is grown and how it’s made, from the most luxurious confections to the mass-produced treats doled out on Halloween.
Museum of Science brings to Boston Da Vinci –The Genius—a vibrant, interactive exhibition that explores every aspect of Leonard da Vinci’s world-changing innovations in the arts, science, medicine, engineering and design.
Through life-size interpretations of the great thinker’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art, the exhibit, will immerse visitors in the richness of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable work as a maker, painter, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The exhibit features more than 200 exhibit pieces including full-scale recreations of inventions, entertaining animations of da Vinci’s most notable Renaissance works and an eye-opening, in-depth analysis of his most famous painting, “Mona Lisa.” Museum-goers will be able to interact with many of these displays to gain an up-close, hands-on understanding of the scientific principles behind them.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the beloved children’s book set in Boston, Make Way for Ducklings (1941), this exhibition tracks the career of the book’s author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The recipient of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honors, McCloskey was a major force in 20th-century picture book art, and “Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey” provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to enter the author’s delightful world.
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about the connection between werewolves and the full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.
Come “ride the rails” and see three big “Train Time” model railroad layouts created by the museum’s Train Curators and volunteers. A museum tradition since the 1970’s, everyone will have fun seeing the village details, lights and moving trains in our largest exhibit gallery.
At the turn of the 21st century the Common Threads Quilt Guild began a project called The Storybook Quilts under the leadership of Pat Gandt. The quilts were sewn with love by members of the guild with the goal of supporting literacy and fostering interest in the needle arts. The guild drew inspiration from children’s books that used quilts or coverlets as an integral part of their stories.
The MFA welcomes back one of Boston’s most celebrated signs of spring, the annual Art in Bloom festival of flowers. For more than 40 years, Art in Bloom blossoms with art-inspired floral arrangements hand-crafted by New England garden clubs and acclaimed professional designers. Inspired by artworks from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary, this year’s 51 arrangements are located throughout the Museum’s galleries.
If you've never thought of frogs as beautiful, MOS new temporary exhibition will change your mind. Enjoy an eye-popping adventure and get to know some of the most colorful-and vocal-organisms on the planet. With more than a dozen species from around the world and engagng hands-on activities, you may even want to make repeat visits.