Event Rental


Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum
Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm  /  Closed Major Holidays

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August workshops

August Workshops:

Tuesday, Aug. 12, Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Pre-registration is now CLOSED. Please note the following before submitting:

  • Workshops are limited to students in grades 6-12.
  • The cost of each workshop is $10 per participant and includes admission to the MIT Museum on the workshop day only. Pre-payment is required to confirm your place in the workshop. We regret that we are unable to provide refunds.
  • Liability and photo release forms are required for all workshop participants. Parental consent is required for all minors.
  • Please contact the MIT Museum's Education Coordinator with further inquiries.


Tuesday, August 12, 10am - 12pm: Introduction to Robotics

Use LEGO Mindstorms NXT and NXT-G Programming Environment to get robots sensing, thinking, and moving about. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Museum's Robots & Beyond gallery.

Wednesday, August 13, 10am - 12pm: Fish 'n' Ships

Design, build, and test mechanisms for ship propulsion in this introduction to nature-inspired engineering at MIT. This workshop features examples from MIT research labs and the Museum's Hart Nautical collection and a mini-tour of the Museum's Robots & Beyond gallery.

Thursday, August 14, 10am - 12pm: Hello Holography

Experiment with light and perception to investigate the basic principles behind real-world holography! Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on activities, students will learn how holograms are made and viewed. This workshop includes a guided tour of the Museum's holography gallery.

Pre-registration is CLOSED. Walk-ins are welcome if the workshop is not at capacity. No groups please.

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