Innovation Trail 2024 Kick-Off Weekend

Presented by Akamai

Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th

*** Update: Regular tours are now happening every Fri/Sat/Sun through the fall, and we'll have another special visit to the Verizon telephone museum on August 11th. ***

Join us for our kick-off weekend as we celebrate our museum and science center partners! On the weekend of May 17th-19th, we're encouraging everyone interested in STEM and innovation to visit the amazing STEM museums and centers on the Trail.

The Innovation Trail is partnering with the Museum of Science, Draper Labs, the Broad Discovery Center, the Verizon Museum of Innovation in Communications, the MIT Museum, and the Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation to bring you a weekend of innovation fun and education.

How do you get your own free limited edition Innovation Trail embroidered hat? Visit just two of these sites, snap some photos, and share them on social media. (We always love it when you tag @BostonInnoTrail!) Then show your post at the information desk at any of our participating sites (listed on the right.) Supplies are limited.

Grand prize: People who visit more than two of the museums, or create an exceptionally fun or creative post on social will be eligible to win our grand prize: a VIP ice cream tasting for you and a guest with Toscanini’s co-founder Gus Rancatore, where you'll learn how they develop new flavors — and taste some of the latest. Tag @BostonInnoTrail and email a link to to submit.

Join us for our season kick-off tour on Saturday, May 18th at 10 AM, and you’ll automatically visit two of these museums. The tour starts at the Verizon Museum (not regularly open to the public.) We'll conclude at the MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation. Register here and invite your family and friends!

Can’t join us on the 18th? No problem! Here are the times you can visit the museums and science centers to win your prize:

Russell Museum of Medical History & Innovation at Mass General Hospital - Friday, May 17th, 10am-2pm, and Saturday, May 18th, 11am-4pm

Museum of Science - Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 19th, 9am-5pm

Draper Labs - Friday, May 17th, 12pm-4:30pm

Broad Discovery Center - Friday, May 17th 7am-7pm. (Prizes can only be claimed between 10am-3pm on 5/17.)

Verizon Museum - Saturday, May 18th 10 AM (only open to those attending our kick-off tour.)

MIT Museum - Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th, 10am-5pm. ***Please note, prizes are not available for pick up at the MIT Museum.***

How do you claim your prize? Visit two of these sites during our kick-off weekend and post about it on social media (don’t forget to tag us — @BostonInnoTrail!). Show your post to the last site you visit and you’ll receive your free Innovation Trail swag! Supplies are limited.

Map of the six science centers and museums that will be part of our 2024 kick-off weekend.