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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


April 2014

Sat. 4/5

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

Cranes for Collier

Make paper cranes that will be part of an installation memorializing MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. No previous experience required!

For additional information, visit cranes.mit.edu.

Tues. 4/8

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Inside Cambridge Biotechnology: The Investment Crisis in Life Science

Join a conversation with Kevin Starr, Partner at Third Rock Ventures, to learn about the challenges of funding new biotechnology ventures.

Thurs. 4/10

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

TalkBack 360: Social Physics: Beyond Economics and Org Charts

Think through what happens when big data meets social science with Sandy Pentland and Yaneer Bar-Yam.

Fri. 4/11

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

Second Fridays: Nautical Night

Experience the world of ocean science & engineering through projects by MIT researchers, master builders, foundry specialists, and others!

Sat. 4/12

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

Cranes for Collier

Make paper cranes that will be part of an installation memorializing MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. No previous experience required!

For additional information, visit cranes.mit.edu.

Tues. 4/15

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

The Threads That Bind Us

Help sew a community quilt inspired by artist Clara Wainwright, celebrating the MIT and local community. No previous experience required.

Thurs. 4/17

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

TalkBack 360: What Happened in Ukraine?

Discuss multiple perspectives on the recent events in Ukraine and Crimea with Daron Acemoglu and Gerald Easter.

Fri. 4/18

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Junk Drawer Competition

Join MIT's Society of Women Engineers in using household "junk" materials to build and test a mystery object. For middle schoolers only.

Pre-register here. Free for participants with pre-registration.

Fri. 4/18

Exhibit Opening: Daguerre's American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection

Explore early American portraiture in this thought-provoking exhibition of daguerreotypes, tintypes, cyanotypes and more.

Sat. 4/19- Sun. 4/27

Take part in one or more of our fantastic workshops, hands-on activities, engaging talks and demonstrations!


May 2014

Fri. 5/9

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

Second Fridays: JV InvenTeams Showcase

Meet students from Lemelson-MIT JV InvenTeams and discover how they explore the invention process through science and engineering design challenges.

Sat. 5/10

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Art of Science: Girls Day @ the MIT Museum

Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science-themed activities at the MIT Museum!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts can register for robotics or nautical engineering workshops here.

Tues. 5/13

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Inside Cambridge Biotechnology: Harnessing RNA Interference

Hear John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, describe how RNAi can be used to disrupt a widening range of disease processes.

Thurs. 5/22

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

Art That Moves You

Cap your day with an after-hours yoga session amid kinetic artworks in the MIT Museum’s exhibition, 5000 Moving Parts.

$10; By pre-registration only. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Fri. 5/30

Explore the creative talents of MIT students through their own designs, models, test pieces, prototypes, and artworks.

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Annual Events:

February Vacation Week

The February Vacation Week celebrates National Engineers Week with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and afternoon 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, performances, talks, demonstrations and a carnival take place throughout the city - for all ages!

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction (affectionately known as F.A.T.) is the MIT Museum's annual family event. Dozens of teams build unique, fanciful machines in the style of Rube Goldberg. At the end of the day, all the machines are linked together and set off in a giant chain reaction!