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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Self-guided Gallery Visits
In the galleries, you’ll find ongoing and changing exhibitions on science, technology, and current research ranging from architecture to underwater robots. Self-guided gallery visits are appropriate for student, adult and senior groups.
Self-guided gallery visits
Not recommended for preschool groups.
Times: earliest 10:00 a.m., latest 3:30 p.m.
Note: Group discounts are applicable to pre-booked groups only.
Availability is limited, so please book as soon as possible. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. During the spring and summer busy season, we recommend that reservations be made as far in advance as possible as we fill up quickly.
Self-guided gallery visits are appropriate for students in Grades 6 and above, adult and senior groups.
Groups of up to 75 people may enter the Museum at a time. Be prepared to divide into smaller groups to explore the Museum. Student groups are required to bring 1 chaperone for every 8 students, and to divide into smaller chaperone-led groups during your visit. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of students in the group; inappropriate behavior may result in groups not being allowed to visit the Museum.
Our MIT Museum gallery activity guides can assist teachers, group leaders, and chaperones with developing a positive gallery-based learning experience for student visitors.
Request a reservation for your group.
Have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.