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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

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November 2014

Saturdays
11 a.m. - noon

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.

Thurs., Nov. 6
7 - 9 p.m.
11-06-2014 19:00 11-06-2014 21:00 15 Fright Factors This event has been cancelled. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 11/06/2014

Fright Factors

This event has been cancelled.

Sat., Nov. 8
12 - 4 p.m.
11-08-2014 12:00:00 11-08-2014 16:00:00 15 Girls Day @ the MIT Museum Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science-themed activities. Meet MIT scientists and engineers from a variety of fields and ask them about their careers as female scientists. Eastern MA Girl Scouts may register for morning or afternoon holography workshops. MIT Museum 11/08/2014

Girls Day @ the MIT Museum

Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science-themed activities. Meet MIT scientists and engineers from a variety of fields and ask them about their careers as female scientists.

Eastern MA Girl Scouts may register for morning or afternoon holography workshops.

Fri., Nov. 14
5 - 8 p.m.
11-14-2014 17:00 11-14-2014 20:00 15 Second Fridays: Always Connected - The Promise of Wearable Technology Discover how wearable technology is changing the way we interact with the world and each other. Explore the latest products and research projects and listen to presentations by leaders in the field. Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 11/14/2014

Second Fridays: Always Connected - The Promise of Wearable Technology

Discover how wearable technology is changing the way we interact with the world and each other. Explore the latest products and research projects and listen to presentations by leaders in the field.

Free with Museum admission.

Sun., Nov. 23
10 - 3 p.m.
11-23-2014 10:00:00 11-23-2014 15:00:00 15 Math Day with MITxplore Register your 4th-6th grader for a day of math fun! The MIT Museum is partering with graduate group MITxplore to offer interactive activities about geometry, probability, and calculations. Free Museum admission for student participants. MIT Media Lab 11/23/2014

Math Day with MITxplore

Register your 4th-6th grader for a day of math fun! The MIT Museum is partering with graduate group MITxplore to offer interactive activities about geometry, probability, and calculations.

Free Museum admission for student participants.

Fri., Nov. 28
1 - 4 p.m.
11-28-2014 13:00:00 11-28-2014 16:00:00 15 17th Annual Friday After Thanksgiving: Chain Reaction Whether it's the reaction induced between two creative contraptions or the joy sparked on the faces of spectators, the MIT Museum's Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind engineering feat that must be seen to be believed! This year's theme is PRIME (for F.A.T.'s 17th birthday), and artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will once again mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine. Register your team and build one of the 30+ highlights of this year's reaction! Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 120 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 11/28/2014

17th Annual Friday After Thanksgiving: Chain Reaction

Whether it's the reaction induced between two creative contraptions or the joy sparked on the faces of spectators, the MIT Museum's Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind engineering feat that must be seen to be believed!

This year's theme is PRIME (for F.A.T.'s 17th birthday), and artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will once again mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine. Register your team and build one of the 30+ highlights of this year's reaction!

Spectators:
$15 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-17, students, seniors and MIT ID-holders; Free for children under 5.
Spectator fee includes same-day admission to the MIT Museum, until 6:00 p.m.

Discounted tickets available online.


December 2014

Saturdays
11 a.m. - noon

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.
12-01-2014 16:30:00 12-01-2014 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.
12-05-2014 18:00:00 12-05-2014 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.

Thurs., Dec. 11
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
12-11-2014 10:00:00 12-11-2014 14:00:00 15 First floor galleries will be closed to the public. Participate in a night of sustainable fashion and enjoy creations from unconventional materials by student designers. MIT Museum 12/05/2014

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

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.


January 2015

Saturdays
11 a.m. - noon

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 01-09-2015 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

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

Free with Museum admission.

Thurs., Jan. 29
2 - 4 p.m.
01-29-2015 14:00:00 01-29-2015 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. - noon

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.
02-13-2015 17:00:00 02-13-2015 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
02-16-2015 10:00:00 02-21-2015 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 fest!

Free with Museum admission.

Tues.
Feb. 24
02-24-2015 18:00:00 02-24-2015 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. Free with Museum admission. 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.

Free with Museum admission.


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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!

Register your team here

 

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!