Actress and advocate Taraji P. Henson is part of the Museum of Science’s upcoming programming

The Museum of Science launches its Winter / Spring series of events with Taraji P. Henson discussing mental health.
The Museum of Science launches its Winter / Spring series of events with Taraji P. Henson discussing mental health.Erik Umphery

The Museum of Science in Boston on Wednesday announced its winter and spring 2022 adult lineup as part of the museum’s SubSpace series. The list of events includes concerts, film screenings, interactive activities and panel discussions from February through May, both in person and virtually.

“We really aim to explore STEM issues that affect all adults and all communities,” said James Monroe, the museum’s adult programming producer. “This includes the fusion of art, science and technology, always in order to take advantage of the unique resources that we have on site here at the museum.”

The season kicks off with “A Reno Family Foundation Symposium – Peace of Mind: An Evening with Taraji P. Henson” at 7:00 pm on February 16 at the museum. The event features a conversation between Henson, actress and mental health awareness advocate, and Boston Globe columnist Jeneé Osterheldt.

“This will be a conversation between the two that is really grounded in Taraji’s work and advocacy around mental health and removing the stigma associated with mental health, especially in communities of color,” Monroe said. . Tickets start at $ 25.

Two other events complete the month. On February 23, the Museum of Science is teaming up with the Museum of African American History to screen the new documentary “Jubilee, Juneteenth & the Thirteenth” at the MAAH. The film focuses on the role of African Americans in Massachusetts in abolishing human slavery, Monroe said. On February 24, the Museum of Science will host Encode Justice, a free event with a coalition of young activists using artificial intelligence to fight for human rights, according to a press release.

Other events in the SubSpace series include a March 30 celebration of the “Who’s Black and Why?” Book release. A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race ”, hosted by its editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Andrew S. Curran. A copy of the book is included with the admission price of $ 35. “Dope Labs,” a free event on April 14, will feature podcasters and scientists Zakiya Whatley and Titi Shodiya, whom Monroe called “probably two of the best science communicators I’ve ever met.”

SubSpace’s winter and spring programming also includes two book clubs: the Science Book Club for the Curious and the Science Fiction Book Club for the Curious which meet virtually once a month throughout the year. Participation is free.

Tickets for each event can be purchased at They are immediately available to Museum of Science members and will be available to non-members starting January 7 at 10 a.m.

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