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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the event?

April 22, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Boston Common.  There will be kid-centric entertainment on the main stage from 1:00 until 2:00 followed by science fun in a separate family area. For more information explore Event Details.

How can I keep up to date with the event?

This website will be frequently updated, but you can also follow us on our social media accounts. You can also sign up for periodic email updates at our event page.

Why a rally and not a march?

Due to the anticipated high number of attendees, safety concerns, and accessibility, we are focusing our activities on a largely stationary event at Boston Common. This will include booths, speakers, and a family area.  Attendees are encouraged to bring signs and enjoy a festival and rally atmosphere. 

Are dogs allowed at the event?

Dogs on leashes are allowed on the Boston Common, but we do caution that it will be loud and very crowded. Please take into consideration that 50,000 people, music, chanting, and speeches being blasted over concert style AV speakers may upset some dogs. We encourage people to take their dogs' personalities into account when deciding if they should bring them.

We also remind people that the area where the event will happen requires all dogs be leashed. Not only is this required by city and park regulations, but it will also ensure the safety of both the dogs and attendees.

The kids' zone will only allow service dogs. This will be a small area to the side of the main rally with children's entertainment and science demonstration tables.

What speakers and entertainment will be there?

We are currently working to solidify our lineup and will be announcing it soon. Stay tuned!

How can I donate or purchase an official t-shirt?

Currently, all donations come from merchandise sales through our store. We also accept any donations in on top of the sale price of a shirt.

My company or organization would like to sponsor the event. How can we do that?

Please contact us to receive our sponsorship packet and discuss options.

What is our Logo?

Our logo is the iconic Zakim Bridge, chosen for several reasons. It is well-known symbol of Boston, but it also represents the ways the city connects to Massachusetts and New England as a whole. As a feat of structural engineering, it reminds us how science impacts our lives every day in vital and practical ways. The bridge is named after civil rights activist Lenny Zakim who spent his life working to end violence and hate by bringing people of all backgrounds and identities together. We hope that the March for Science Boston will be a similar call to action that unites the diverse population of Massachusetts together to celebrate and advocate for science. Thank you to our designer Handan Luo for donating her design.

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April 22, 2017

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