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Beantown offers an array of fun things to do when you’re not in sessions.
Museum of Science
Set on an old dam across the Charles River, this museum can help you recapture your childhood love of science.
New England Aquarium
This aquarium features great penguin and seal exhibits.
Enjoy the world’s largest collection of holograms. There’s also a temporary exhibition of Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s 19th-century brain drawings alongside contemporary visualizations from MIT labs.
Take a tour and see the Green Monster on non-baseball-game days.
Follow the red line on the sidewalks to hit the high points of Boston’s colonial history without getting lost. (It also makes a nice jogging route.)
Museum of Fine Arts
Its collection contains nearly half a million works of art. Highlights include the Art of the Americas Wing and the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
This art museum is probably best known for a 1990 heist of 13 works worth more than $500 million.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
A pleasant side effect of Boston’s “Big Dig.”
Catch some sun in the oldest city park in the U.S.
Boston Public Garden
Don’t miss the statue honoring the mother duck and her offspring from “Make Way for Ducklings.”
JOIN C&EN AT #ACSBOSTON
Still looking for things to do at the national meeting? C&EN has organized some events we’ve love for you to join.
PLAY REPORTER FOR THE DAY
Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 AM-2 PM
Boston Children’s Museum
Guided by C&EN staff, kids get to interview real-life chemists about their science. Reporter’s notebook included. C&EN partnered with Science Storytellers to bring this event to life at the ACS Kids Zone.
THE BIG REVEAL
Sunday, Aug. 19, 6 PM
Expo Hall, ACS Booth, Boston Convention Center
We’ve been working since January to select and showcase the 2018 Talented 12 rising stars in chemistry (see here for last year’s class). Join us at the ACS booth for the big reveal. Refreshments and chances to mingle with our 12 will be in abundance.
TALENTED 12 SYMPOSIUM
Monday, Aug. 20, 8 AM-12 PM
Room 258A, Boston Convention Center
You’ve learned their identities, now come hear the 2018 Talented 12 talk about their science and their personal journeys. Harvard’s David Liu will kick things off as keynote speaker. If you plan to attend and want a free gift, please register here.
LIVE STEREO CHEMISTRY PODCAST
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 3 PM-4 PM
City View Ballroom 1, Seaport World Trade Center
Love chemistry? Love trivia games? Well then this event is the one for you. C&EN launched its first-ever podcast, Stereo Chemistry earlier this year. To keep things interesting, we thought, “Hey why not try this thing live, with an audience, celebrity panelists, prizes, and a chemistry news quiz? What could go wrong?” If you want to find out, join us!