The Museum of Science in Boston is someplace I haven't been since I was a wee lad.
http://store.mos.org/?dt=1190520000 has some information regarding the date of September 23rd for those of you interested in seeing the place at that time. This includes Laser Beatles at 5:30pm and Laser Zeppelin (a favorite of The Venture Brother's Brock Sampson) at 7:30pm.
Regular (adult) admission runs at $17.00. Not bad at all for what you can find at this place. Here is a bit about what you will get with general admission:
The Museum of Science wrote:Ranging in topic from human biology to the latest high-tech inventions, more than 700 permanent, hands-on exhibits are enhanced by stage presentations and science interpreters offering one-on-one challenges. Additionaly, since the Museum hosts several traveling exhibits annually, our halls are never the same place twice.
Their regular site is currently down but I will be back later with more information. If we'd like to organize a group to go, either in the morning before the meet-up (It's a brief walk to the red line, the same line that goes towards the meeting point) or in the afternoon, we can arrange for a cheap group rate, thus lowering the already reasonable $17.
I will keep this thread updated with further information. Please feel free to post your own or to express interest in this trip. I am certainly going and my girlfriend works for the New England Aquarium, which grants her free admission so you can count on at least two people being there.
I prefer hitting this up early and then leaving at 1pm to get to the meeting point by the specified time so the afternoon can be spent flying kites or going out for exotic food or some other Boston adventure.
Activities, shows, presentations and other events for September 23, 2007!
Lightning! (featuring giant Tesla-coil action)
Science Live! ("A rotating schedule of live scientific discovery" whatever that means)
Alternative Energy 2007: The Future of Biofuels ("MIT plasma technology head Daniel Cohn provides a peek into how super-hot gases can be used to make biofuels and cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines." Sweet.)
Planetarium Show - Into the Unknown
the Museum of Science wrote:Ever since we first looked up at the night sky, humans have been searching for truth about how the universe works. For centuries, scientists have postulated and refined theories that expanded our knowledge of stars, planets, gravity, and matter. This Planetarium show examines the current limits of scientists' understanding of the cosmos, reviewing the major features of what is known â€” and what is still uncertain â€” about the nature of the universe, its history, and its possible future.
Into the Unknown charts the course of scientific discovery and technology leading up to the Big Bang theory, and explains how observing lightâ€”its speed of travel, intensity, and shifts along the color spectrumâ€”is essential to our understanding of the size, scope, and beginnings of the universe. The program also lays out the evidence scientists have gathered for and against the existence of extraterrestrial life, and explains how those who believe it is possible look for creatures living elsewhere in the universe. Finally, using actual photographs and compelling computer-generated graphics, Into the Unknown presents scientists' current thinking about mysterious phenomena such as a black hole or dark matter, and explores their potential to redefine our understanding of the universe.
There are more but those are what interest me.
There are also 3D movies "Bugs!", "The World of Sharks", and "3-D Sun".