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MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 2139
617-253-5927

The MIT Museum presents exhibitions and interactive programs for ages 10 & up, w/ an emphasis on robotics, holography, and current MIT research.

When in Cambridge, visit the city's only museum dedicated to science and technology. See displays of MIT's most recent research, a collection of world-renowned holograms, and a fascinating exhibition about the history of artificial intelligence, complete with historic robots designed at MIT. The Museum also hosts regular, interactive programs, talks and demonstrations often taught by MIT students and researchers. From the exhibits in the Innovation Gallery to the country's largest display of Arthur Ganson's much-loved gestural sculptures, visitors are engaged, entertained and educated by what they find at this unique museum. Check the website for more information about the Museum, its collections, and its many public events such as the annual Cambridge Science Festival held in late April and the "only at MIT" Friday After Thanksgiving chain reaction event, as well as monthly specials, and drop-in workshops during school vacation weeks. The MIT Museum also has a fun store, and offers event rentals, formal school programs and workshops.

Features:

  • Exhibitions: The MIT Museum presents an exciting array of exhibitions and displays, providing a window into MIT's fascinating world of science and technology.
  • Collections: The Museum houses over one million artifacts, prints, rare books, technical archives, drawings, photographs, films and holograms. The collections support research, publication, restoration, education, public programs and exhibitions.
  • Programs: The Museum's educational and curatorial staff produce performances, talks, workshops, demonstrations, and special programs to engage the public in a deeper understanding of science, and how it impacts our lives.
  • Special Events: Special events like the Cambridge Science Festival, and the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction are large scale, multi-site events that are fun and educational for people of all ages
  • Workshops: The Museum offers hands-on workshops that align with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and are designed to inspire interest in science, technology and engineering. Workshops are appropriate for students in Grades 6 and above and adults.

Directions:
The MIT Museum is easy to get to whether you are driving or taking public transportation. Located a few blocks from the central part of the MIT campus in the Central Square area of Cambridge, the Museum is near bus, metro and tourist trolley stops. Take the Metro or "T" Red Line to either the Central Sq. or Kendall Square stop, or hop off the #1 bus which travels along Massachusetts Ave. The Museum is approximately a 30 minute walk from downtown Boston or from Harvard Square, and is within 3 miles of the major highways, routes 95/128, 93, and 90, the Massachusetts Turnpike.


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Hours:
Open Daily 10am-5pm
Second Friday of month open until 8 p.m.
Closed Major Holidays, check our website for details

Admission:
Adults $7.50
Under 18, students, seniors $3
Check our website for more information about free admission times


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Public Transportation:
Boston Metro, the "T" Red Line: Central Square, or Kendall Sq. / # 1 Bus