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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


August 2014

Sat. 8/2

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

Cancelled - Build Your Own Rocket

Work with the MIT Rocket Team to make your own paper rocket and see how high it will go! Materials provided.

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 12 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: Food Footprints

Explore the environmental and societal impacts of the things we eat - from urban food systems to sustainable food production.

Free with Museum admission.

Tue. 8/12-Thur. 8/14

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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!

Pre-registration is now CLOSED. $10/student. Walk-ins are welcome if workshops are not at capacity. No groups please.

Thur. 8/14

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Teen Media 2014 Summer Showcase

Enjoy an evening of art, technology, and design as the Teen Media Program showcases what they've been up to this summer! Digital art, photography, and murals are just a few of the artistic displays that will be provided by students from the Community Art Center.

RSVP for the evening HERE.

Sat. 8/23

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

Idea Hub - MIT Student Inventions

Come test out the CrystalPen, a new type of low-cost 3D printing pen being developed by MIT alumni!


September 2014

Saturdays

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 12 and up. Specific activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to last- minute changes.

Fri. 9/12

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

Second Fridays: Living In The Future

How do today’s technologies reflect what we’ve seen on the big screen? Learn about real life technologies that may or may not take us back to the future.

Free with Museum admission.

Sat. 9/13

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Space Racers: Behind the Scenes

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the new, animated TV program Space Racers from the show’s creator and hear how NASA scientists & astronauts assisted in the development of the series. Then, learn more about rockets and flight from MIT students!

Free with Museum admission.

Fri. 9/19

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Collecting Photography

Delve into the motivations and challenges of collecting early photography (your 19th century photograph could be chosen for examination). Also, explore early photographic printing techniques and don't miss Daguerre's American Legacy.

Thurs. 9/25

Join a conversation about materials and structures inspired by the intricate geometry of spiderwebs with Artist Tomás Saraceno, and Markus Buehler, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Moderated by John Oschendorf, Professor of Building Technology and Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Co-sponsored by Arts At MIT.


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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!