Watch free films every Friday in March at the Museum of Science’s Imax dome theater

Visitors can choose between three different films.

A scene from "Cuba," playing at the Museum of Science's Mugar Omni Theater. –Giant Screen Films and D3D Cinema

What’s better than watching a movie on a domed screen that’s five stories high with a state-of-the-art digital sound system? How about doing that for free?

On Fridays throughout the month of March — March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 — visitors to the Museum of Science’s Mugar Omni Theater will get free admission during Free Film Fridays.

Visitors will have access to three different 50-minute films throughout the month; all three of the films will be shown at various times each Friday. “Cuba” offers viewers an intimate look at the Caribbean country’s landscapes, beaches, and streets through the eyes of Cuban artists, historians, and scientists. “Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation” takes viewers cave diving into active volcanoes around the world. And “Great Barrier Reef” takes viewers on a marine adventure through one of the seven wonders of the natural world.


The program is sponsored by MathWorks, a Natick-based developer of mathematical computing software. It is the 12th time the company has sponsored the program.

“The Mugar Omni Theater offers visitors unparalleled, unique, and immersive experiences, exploring different aspects and locations throughout the world,” said Annette Sawyer, vice president of education and enrichment programs, in a statement. “We hope that these films lead our visitors to learn, question, and bring the world closer. We are thrilled to make this schedule of breathtaking and educational films more accessible for Museum visitors this March with the help of MathWorks.”

Visitors can pick up free tickets, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at the museum’s box office on the day of the show.