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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

Dec. | Jan. | Feb. | Previous Events


December 2014

Saturdays
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Idea Hub: Hands-on Engineering and Design

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

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.

Mon., Dec. 1
4:30 - 6 p.m.
01-12-2014 16:30:00 01-12-2014 18:00:00 15 Planets & Life: Human and Planetary Perspectives. Panel Discussion: Whither the Earth: Hands off? Geoengineer? Or Biosphere 3? Our world is changing: Enjoy a vivid discussion of how we should go about addressing the changes that humans are causing on our planet followed by a reception. With Samuel Bowring (MIT), Daniel Schrag (Harvard), and David Keith (Harvard). Free admission. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 12/01/2014

Planets & Life: Human and Planetary Perspectives
Panel Discussion: Whither the Earth: Hands off? Geoengineer? Or Biosphere 3?

Our world is changing: Enjoy a vivid discussion of how we should go about addressing the changes that humans are causing on our planet followed by a reception. With Samuel Bowring (MIT), Daniel Schrag (Harvard), and David Keith (Harvard).
Free admission.

Fri., Dec. 5
6 - 8 p.m.
05-12-2014 18:00:00 05-12-2014 20:00:00 15 MIT Trashion Show Participate in a night of sustainable fashion and enjoy creations from unconventional materials by student designers. MIT Museum 12/05/2014

MIT Trashion Show

Participate in a night of sustainable fashion and enjoy creations from unconventional materials by student designers. Ticket reservations are available online.
Admission for this event is $5.

Sat., Dec. 6
1 - 2 p.m.
06-12-2014 13:00:00 06-12-2014 14:00:00 15 Formula SAE Team Every year the Formula SAE car brings together MIT and Harvard students to build and race a fully functional race car from scratch. Meet the students and see their vehicle from 2012 and learn all about this dynamic competition!. MIT Museum 12/06/2014

Reinventing the Race Car with the MIT Formula SAE Team

Every year the Formula SAE car brings together MIT and Harvard students to build and race a fully functional race car from scratch. Meet the students and see their vehicle from 2012 and learn all about this dynamic competition!
Free with museum admission.

Thurs., Dec. 11
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Special closing

First floor galleries will be closed to the public.

Fri., Dec. 12
5 - 8 p.m.
12-12-2014 17:00:00 12-12-2014 20:00:00 15 Second Fridays: Making Time for Play Whether young or young at heart, discover the role of games and play in education, entertainment, and the way we interact with the world around us. Experience the latest in educational technology and gaming and learn how different cultures have viewed play throughout history. Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum 12/12/2014

Second Fridays: Making Time for Play

Discover the tools and process to take a video game from idea to finished product, and learn about the history and cultural impact of play!

Free with Museum admission.

Wed., Dec. 17
4 p.m.

Special closing

The Museum will be closing at 4 p.m. today.


January 2015

Saturdays
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Idea Hub: Hands-on Engineering and Design

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

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.

Fri., Jan. 9
5 - 8 p.m.
01-09-2015 17:00:00 09-01-2015 20:00:00 15 Second Fridays Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Mix and mingle; relax and unwind! Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum 01/09/2015

Second Fridays: Small Instruments

Meet Pawel Romanczuk, composer, instrument builder and founder of Male Instrumenty (Small Instruments), and the MIT students he worked with to create new instruments and musical compositions.

Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and Culture.pl.

Free with Museum admission.

Thurs., Jan. 29
2 - 4 p.m.
29-01-2015 14:00:00 29-01-2015 16:00:00 15 MIT Can Talk Watch MIT undergraduates compete to become a champion orator! Free with Museum admission. 01/29/2015

MIT Can Talk

Watch MIT undergraduates compete to become a champion orator!

Free with Museum admission.


February 2015

Saturdays
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Idea Hub: Hands-on Engineering and Design

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

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.

Fri., Feb. 13
5 - 8 p.m.
13-02-2015 17:00:00 13-02-2015 20:00:00 15 Second Fridays Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Mix and mingle; relax and unwind! Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum 02/13/2015

Second Fridays

Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Mix and mingle; relax and unwind!

Free with Museum admission.

Mon. - Sat.
Feb. 16 - 21
16-02-2015 10:00:00 21-02-2015 17:00:00 15 Feb Fest: Light, Cameras, Science! Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Mix and mingle; relax and unwind! Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum 02/13/2015

Feb Fest: Light, Cameras, Science!

During February vacation week, enjoy daily activities, workshops, gallery tours, and demonstrations, and don't miss our Saturday Photography Fair!

Free with Museum admission.

Tues.
Feb. 24
24-02-2015 18:00:00 24-02-2015 19:30:00 15 Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War Meet Ron Fierstein, author of A Triumph of Genius, the newest biography of Polaroid founder, Edwin Land. Book signing to follow talk. MIT Museum 02/24/2015

Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War

Meet Ron Fierstein, author of A Triumph of Genius, the newest biography of Polaroid founder, Edwin Land. Book signing to follow talk.


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Annual Events:

February Vacation Week

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

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!

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!