Museum of Science

Museum of Science
Traveling Programs Department
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Meaghen Breithaupt
mbreithaupt@mos.org
617.589.4475

www.mos.org/marathon

Traveling Programs deliver the Museum of Science experience to more than 100,000 students each year in schools, community centers, and libraries across New England.

In an effort to forge strong connections with organizations in the community and to broaden the reach of our science and technology programs, the Museum of Science provides Traveling Programs on reptiles, rockets, and bridge building to schools and community centers that simply do not have the resources for a field trip to the Museum. 

Support raised through the Museum’s Boston Marathon® team has enabled Traveling Programs to purchase new fleet vehicles, a star-lab portable planetarium, and more. Our runners help us fund scholarships for schools across New England and develop exciting new interactive programs for students of all ages. To learn more about the Museum’s team, our coach and Traveling Programs, please visit our website.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1996 - Centennial Boston Marathon

The historic centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 was monumental for many reasons. It was the not only the first time that the ChampionChip timing and scoring device was used in a major US Marathon, but it was the largest running event ever held at the time. 

The starting field of 38,708 stood for more than seven years as the largest in the history of the sport. Included among the finishers were 16 Boston champions.