Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
If the MIT Museum is closed due to snow, there will be a message here.
In 2012, more than 1,500 people came, participated and watched as artist and renowned chain reaction creator Arthur Ganson led one of the MIT Museum's most popular annual events. Teams from all over the country bring a link, which is then connected to another link and becomes one giant contraption, set off at the magic moment by Ganson. Engineering principles, laws about motion and energy and all kinds of other science - including the natural world - pop up during the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction hosted by the MIT Museum, held annually in Rockwell Cage Gymnasium. This year's theme was "Crystal Ball" in honor of the 15th (crystal) anniversary of the event. Visitors enjoyed crystal- and prediction-themed activities throughout the afternoon.