Science on Screen Jr. presents: Muppets from Space

Saturday, December 2
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1hr 27mins // directed by:Tim Hill // featuring:Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta

Join authors Ben and Tonya Mezrich for a reading from their new children's book, Charlie Numbers and the Man in the Moon, followed by an outer space adventure with those lovable Muppets. Book signing and activities (coloring and paper airplanes) at 10am, followed by 10:30am screening of Muppets from Space. $5 admission!

With enormous enthusiasm and unsinkable optimism, daredevil Gonzo steps into his first starring role in Muppets From Space, a hilarious extraterrestrial adventure about the search for Gonzo's past. On a quest with buddy Rizzo to find his real family, Gonzo discovers that his long-lost relatives are actually aliens from a distant planet.

About Ben and Tonya Mezrich

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991. Since then he has published sixteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than two million copies in fifteen languages and became the basis for the movie 21. He has also published the national bestsellers Ugly Americans, Rigged, Busting Vegas, and Once Upon a Time in Russia. He travels the world, speaking to audiences of all ages about writing books and the adventures he has experienced from each of his stories. Visit him at

When Tonya Mezrich was little, she preferred art to reading. But then she learned that reading could be just as cool, and so could writing books. She attended Tufts University, where she studied French literature and art history. She later developed a jewelry line and clothing line and launched and cohosted the TV show Style Boston. She is the resident fashion expert at NECN and writes a blog about style and fashion at She and Ben live in Boston with their two kids and a pug.

About Science on Screen Jr.

Aimed at children ages 5 to 10, Science on Screen Jr. is an extension of the Coolidge's acclaimed Science on Screen program, which promotes public understanding of science and technology through the magic of cinema. Science on Screen Jr. creatively pairs family-friendly films with hands-on activities and lively introductions by scientists.