Reopening of the Hayden Planetarium at the Boston Museum of Science

Boston Museum of Science
Boston Museum of Science

On Sunday, February 13, 2011, the Boston Museum of Science reopened the Charles Hayden Planetarium -- after a $9 million, one year renovation -- with the original show Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun.

The planetarium’s upgrades include the following:

  • A state-of-the-art Zeiss Starmaster, one of only two in the United States and the only one on the East Coast, which recreates a realistic night sky. This new technology is only a fraction of the size of it’s predecessor.
  • The Sky-Skan Definiti System powered by DigitalSky 2 software and Sony SXRD 4K Digital Video Projector, along with an extensive sky database.
  • New DigitalSky 2 software that creates more realistic skies.
  • Advanced climate control and custom angled seats

Tickets: $10 for adults; $9 for seniors; $8 for children ages 3 – 11.

Planetarium show schedules and details are available on In the evenings, the Charles Hayden Planetarium will also feature laser rock shows.

If you are staying in Boston, the hotels closest to the Boston Museum of Science include the Hotel Marlowe and the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Boston Museum of Science 1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114 617-723-2500

– Jodi Grundig of Family-Friendly Boston and Multitasking Mommy

Photo credit: Flickr/Kingdafy

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