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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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MIT Museum Calendar


July 2014

Mon.-Fri.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Idea Hub: Hands-on Engineering and Design

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D design, and a variety of other topics with hands-on making and tinkering exercises!

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities are determined each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes.

Mon.-Fri.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer drop-in activities

Try your hand at technoart, experiment with computer programming, and participate in hands-on building activities with our Museum educators.

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities are determined each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes.

Fri. 7/11

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Second Fridays: Engineering the Human Body

Discover the secrets behind prosthetics that help humans achieve more!

Thurs. 7/17

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Open Archives Tours: Adventures In Gastronomy

Meet the Museum's archivist and collections staff and gain a behind-the-scenes look at objects in the MIT Museum's collections that are connected to gastronomy! This tour will also explore MIT's Institute Library and Lewis Library.

Tickets are $5/person and must be purchased in advance through the Cambridge Historical Society (Tour Four).
Thurs. 7/24

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Can Radar Showcase

High school summer students at MIT Lincoln Laboratory show off their do-it-yourself radar projects. Measure the changing speeds of everyday objects and discover what happens when you give an engineer a coffee can!

Wed. 7/30

Educators interested in robotics are invited to participate in an exploration of robotics at MIT.

Registration is now CLOSED.

Additional sponsorship provided by the MA Space Grant Consortium.


August 2014

Mon.-Fri. through 8/15

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Idea Hub: Hands-on Engineering and Design

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D design, and a variety of other topics with hands-on making and tinkering exercises!

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities are determined each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes.

Mon.-Fri. through 8/15

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Summer drop-in activities

Try your hand at technoart, experiment with computer programming, and participate in hands-on building activities with our Museum educators.

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities are determined each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes.

Fri. 8/8

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Second Fridays

Join us for a specially-themed evening program!

Tue. 8/12-Thur. 8/14

Educational workshops for middle and high school students

Register your middle or high school student to explore, build, and design during a workshop at the MIT Museum! Sessions will be held each day from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Each two-hour program includes Museum admission.

Registration opens July 28. $10/student. Limited availability. No groups please.


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Annual Events:

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction (affectionately known as F.A.T.) is the MIT Museum's annual giant Rube Goldberg event. Dozens of teams build unique, fanciful machines which are linked together to set off a massive chain reaction!

February Vacation Week

Celebrate February Vacation Week, aka National Engineers Week!, with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and demonstrations led by MIT students.

Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival, presented by the MIT Museum, is a multi-day festival in April. Activities for all ages, including performances, talks, demonstrations and even a carnival take part through the greater Boston area!