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Press Release

April 2, 2010

APRIL 24 - MAY 2, 2010

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Highlights Big Ideas Lunch

Lunch with a Nobel Laureate
Daily at Noon @ the MIT Museum
April 26 - 30, 2010

Don't miss Festival evening events beginning April 23

Highlights of The Cambridge Science Festival
April 24 - May 2, 2010


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Stop by the MIT Museum and discover what everyone is talking about…

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Beginning April 24th, the streets of Cambridge will come alive once again in a celebration of science and technology. The Cambridge Science Festival, presented by the MIT Museum, will take place April 24 - May 2, 2010 and will highlight the excitement of discovery and the impact of science and technology in all of our lives. Public events, activities and performances during the nine day festival will take place at the MIT Museum and in a variety of locations throughout Cambridge.

To kick things off, the MIT Museum will be free and open to the public on Saturday, April 24. Events include interactive student-friendly exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and more. Learn about deep sea robotics, invent an underwater world using legos, have fun with geometry as you knit, and crack the code at the first ever MIT Museum Puzzle Hunt. Also on April 24, from noon - 4:00 p.m. is the popular "Science Carnival", to be held this year at the new Cambridge Public Library, tennis courts, and War Memorial Field House, all located at 449 Broadway in mid-Cambridge next to the high school. New at the Carnival is a fantastic laser show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the laser!

During the week-long festival, the MIT Museum will host a wide range of activities for young people, college students and adults. Don't miss the 'Lunch with a Laureate' programs Monday - Friday, and the "Festival at Night" events including the Science of Cheese and a talk titled How the Hippies Saved Physics. There will also be gallery demonstration, workshops and tours happening daily throughout the festival.

'The MIT Museum is thrilled to be able to present the fourth annual Cambridge Science Festival," said John Durant, director of the MIT Museum. 'We have an exciting line-up of events happening at the Museum throughout the nine day festival that are educational as well as fun," said Durant. "Science is about exploration and discovery and we want visitors who come to the museum and to other Festival sites throughout the city to experience both."

For more information regarding the MIT Museum and the Cambridge Science Festival go to http://mit.edu/museum/programs/festival. Also follow what's going on at the museum during the Cambridge Science Festival on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

The MIT Museum is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission - Adults: $7.50; Under 18, Students, Seniors: $3.00; MIT ID and children 5 and under: Free. The Museum also offers free admission on Sundays between 10:00 am - noon.

The MIT Museum's mission is to engage the wider community with MIT's science, technology and other areas of scholarship in ways that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Museum Contacts:
Josie Patterson

Regina Norfolk
RNCommunications, LLC

Cambridge Science Festival Contact:
P. A. d'Arbeloff, Festival Director

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