Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure. Museum of Science, Boston. Opens September 23. Experience hurricane-force winds, spy gold and silver treasure, and pick up artifacts with a robotic arm.

The Great Insect Fair. Pennsylvania State University. Held on September 29. Sample wax moth larvae at the Insect Deli, visit the Insect Zoo and ask the Bug Doctor your questions.

Meteor showers. Watch the sky after midnight in September, and you are likely to see a sporadic meteor—a meteor not associated with a particular shower—according to the American Meteor Society. Find details at