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Massachusetts Institute of Technology  /  MIT Museum
Building N51   265 Massachusetts Avenue   Cambridge, MA 02139
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January 2013

Fri. 1/11
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum during our monthly free evening.

Featured Program: Hello Holography

Shine a light on art and technology as you visit The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography. Exhibit curator Seth Riskin will lead tours of the MIT Museum's popular display holography exhibition, while museum educators present hands-on activities and demonstrations exploring the scientific principles behind these amazing images. Recommended for teens and adults, with special opportunities for middle and high school teachers to learn more about the MIT Museum's new holography workshop.
Free admission; tickets required for limited capacity tours at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning half an hour before start) Tickets not required for hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Tue. 1/22
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Art and Design Circle
A new, monthly art and design forum, The Art and Design Circle brings together MIT and broader communities for casual, brief presentations that stimulate dialogue and community at the intersection of art, science and technology.

Thu. 1/24
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Technological Worlds
Questions about man’s relationship to his self-created environment are at the heart of the work of Brazilian animator Guilherme Marcondes. In this program, Marcondes shares results from a 2-week workshop that prototyped a spatial narrative with MIT students and faculty from the MIT Game Lab. A gifted animator and filmmaker, Marcondes’ works have appeared on MTV, the BBC, Animal Planet and in film festivals across the globe. Click here for more information and to reserve your free ticket to this program. Tickets are required for entry. Ticket holders have access to the MIT Museum’s galleries, with a special demonstration of the games produced, beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Program is co-presented by the MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society and the MIT Game Lab.



February 2013

Fri. 2/8
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum during our monthly free evening.

Featured Program: Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Presents Sila - CANCELLED

On remote Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, a climate scientist, an Inuit activist and her daughter, two officers for the Canadian Coast Guard, an Inuit hunter and a polar bear find their values shifting in response to the rapid changes in the world around them. Join the actors, director, and writer at the MIT Museum for a special preview of this dynamic production. Equal parts Inuit myth and contemporary Arctic policy, this new play in development will - in full production - use puppetry, projections, spoken word poetry and three different languages (English, French & Inuktitut) to examine the competing interests shaping the future of the Canadian Arctic and local Inuit population.
Free admission, performance begins at 6:00 p.m.
This program has been cancelled due to inclement weather. It will not be rescheduled.

Wed. 2/13
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ask for Evidence

Join the Sense About Science campaign to combat bad science and misrepresented evidence in advertising, the media, and policy statements. On the eve of Valentine's Day, hear from scientists who have asked for evidence behind aphrodisiacs and other romance-themed claims. To register, email cpeters@senseaboutscience.org by Monday, February 5, 2013.
Free admission with registration

Fri. 2/15
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition Opening

Be among the first to see the Compass Points: Joël Tettamanti, the first US exhibit of an African-born, Swiss photographer of place, newly on display in the MIT Museum's Kurtz Gallery for Photography. The photographs focus on the impact of human settlement on the landscape, from Asia to the Arctic Circle.
Free with Museum admission

Sat. 2/16
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gallery tours of Compass Points: Joël Tettamanti

Explore our newest exhibition with photographer Joël Tettamanti.
Free with Museum admission. Tickets required for the limited capacity tours (available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning half an hour before each tour)

Mon. 2/18 - Fri. 2/22
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Engineers Week at the MIT Museum during the Massachusetts February vacation week! Students and their families can enjoy hands-on engineering challenges (10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) and exciting demonstrations by MIT students, local companies and more (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.). See details here.
Vacation week activities are presented with support from the Marvin C. '51 and Joanne Grossman Fund. Activities and demonstrations are free with Museum admission.

Mon. 2/18 - Sat. 2/23
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

During the Massachusetts school vacation week, middle and high school students (and teachers!) can experience our hands-on science and engineering workshops. Topics include robotics (Monday), structural engineering (Tuesday), boat design (Wednesday), nanotechnology (Thursday), physics photography (Friday), and holography (Saturday). See our registration page for workshop descriptions and age restrictions.

$10/student/workshop (includes Museum admission) with advance payment and pre-registration required. Presented with support from the Marvin C. '51 and Joanne Grossman Fund.

Sat. 2/23
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
So you want to be an engineer?

Step inside the world of engineering with the MIT Society of Women Engineers. MIT engineering students and professional engineers will give you a glimpse of their world and work in this interactive panel. Participants include MIT Professor Krystyn Van Vliet, Lisa Zagura, graduate student Kanjun Qiu, and MIT undergraduates Jackie Sly, Jean Fang, and Tara Soni. After the panel, chat one-on-one with the presenters as you enjoy hands-on activities such as making a mini-LED flashlight, learning about chromatography, and building a rubber-band rover.
Free with Museum admission - no pre-registration required. All genders and ages welcome, although high school students are especially encouraged to attend. Activities are presented with support from the Marvin C. '51 and Joanne Grossman Fund.


March 2013

Fri. 3/8
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Featured Program: Nautical Night

Set sail for an evening of ocean science, technology and local maritime heritage at MIT. As you journey through our exhibit halls and explore rare artifacts from our collections, enjoy special presentations and interactive show-and-tell by maritime educators, a traditional boatbuilder, ocean engineers, and environmental researchers alike. Bridging the past, present, and future, the MIT Museum's fourth annual Nautical Night celebrates MIT's new Global Environment Initiative through research made accessible through Oceans at MIT . Presenters include award-winning master craftsman Harold Burnham, and Maritime Gloucester, educators from the USS Constitution Museum, the MIT Marine Robotics Team, Joint Program students from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, and the winners of MIT's annual Head of the Zesiger cardboard boat regatta.

Free admission; program runs 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Wed. 3/20
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

TalkBack 360: Science on Trial
Rebuilding Credibility in the Face of Natural Disaster

When natural disaster strikes, who is held responsible? After the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake struck the Italian region of Abruzzo, killing more than 300 people, six seismologists were convicted of manslaughter. Nearly three years later, the city is still rebuilding. Join representatives from the city's reconstruction team in discussion with MIT experts on geology, architecture, and dispute resolution. Share your thoughts on the limitations of scientific data, and the obligation of scientists, city planners, and policy makers alike to predict and plan for the impact of natural disasters on local communities.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

 

This program is a co-production of the MIT Museum and the MIT School of Architecture & Planning.

Thu. 3/21
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Suspended City: Rebuilding L’Aquila After the Earthquake of 2009
As a complement to our TalkBack 360 session on Wednesday, March 20, the MIT Museum, in partnership with the MIT School of Architecture & Planning and the Consulate of Italy in Boston, presents a roundtable discussion at MIT.
Please note that this program will take place in the Bush Room at 77 Massachusetts Avenue.

 

This program is a co-production of the MIT Museum and the MIT School of Architecture & Planning. Funding has been provided by the School of Architecture and Planning, the Consulate of Italy in Boston, and the MIT Museum.


April 2013

Fri. 4/12
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Get an insider's glimpse of our newest photographic exhibition with curator Gary Van Zante and Simmons College senior lecturer and Boston Center for the Arts artist in residence, Edie Bresler. Tours at 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Free admission; tour tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Sat. 4/13 - Sun 4/21

Cambridge Science Festival
Join us at the MIT Museum for nine days of Festival fun! During the 7th annual Cambridge Science Festival, the MIT Museum will host a range of performances, demonstrations, tours, workshops, and activities. Click here for the full schedule of events at the MIT Museum.

Sun. 4/28

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MIT Museum Revealed: A Design Guide

Explore our brand new exhibition, Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things, with MIT Museum Director John Durant.  Learn how thirty-six commonplace objects are actually masterpieces of design: simple, ingenious, and ultimate examples of efficiency of materials and functional aesthetics. 

Recommended for teens and adults. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available day-of on a first come, first served basis, beginning one half-hour before tour start time.


May 2013

Sat. 5/4
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Everything You Wanted to Know About Slide Rules

Novice and expert slide rule users welcome for a hands-on exploration of the most important engineering instrument of the twentieth century. We'll start by learning (or reviewing!) the basic principles of using a slide rule to do calculations, then try out some real-world engineering calculations from projects like famous bridges, buildings, and spaceships. We'll also look at some special-purpose slide rules for specific applications.
Ages 12+ (knowledge of logarithms useful but not required).

$10 per participant (includes Museum admission). Pre-registration and advance payment required.


Wed. 5/8
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learn about artisanal cheesemaking in America. Heather Paxson, MIT anthropology professor and author of The Life of Cheese, will lead a discussion about the practical and legal challenges of artisanal cheese production -- especially when working with raw (unpasteurized) milk -- from farm to market. Share your thoughts on consumer choice, public health, and government regulation as they relate to this unique, tasty, and living food.

Free admission. Artisanal cheeses generously provided by Central Bottle Wine + Provisions. Professor Paxson's book, "The Life of Cheese" will be available for purchase and signing.


Fri. 5/10
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Featured Program: MIT D-Lab Project Showcase

Come see how MIT students are developing technologies that make an impact in our world! Join us for the final presentations, projects and prototypes from the growing MIT D-Lab family of classes: Design, Dissemination, Energy, Health, Education, Biodiversity and Supply Chains.
Free admission
. Presentations 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., showcase 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Sat. 5/11
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
DV Lab: Making Movies, Making Science

Challenge your views of the world around you with video screenings from MIT's DV Lab. See what happens when documentary film production takes on a social scientific outlook. Join us for a series of short films by MIT students that offer an innovative, intimate look at the worlds of science and technology both at MIT and beyond. Filmmakers will be available for a Q&A after the screenings.
Free admission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


June 2013

Sun. 6/2

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

Flowers Sprout FIRST
Join the Bot Side, from the Community Charter School of Cambridge for the annual Flowers Sprout FIRST presentation, named in honor of Professor Woodie Flowers, creator of the concept Gracious Professionalism! The professor’s own MIT robotics class was the inspiration for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Meet a spectrum of FIRST team members and see robots built by K-12 students from the 2012-2013 FIRST Robotics season. Hear from team captains, mentors, and members about how being a part of robotics, and FIRST in particular, has changed how they perceive the world around them! Through competitive robotics challenges, FIRST aims to inspire young people to participate in science and technology, and we hope to have you join us in our journey to spread FIRST to the Cambridge community. Questions? Email the team at team5397@gmail.com.

Fri. 6/14
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Through the Listening Glass: A Concert by the MIT Glass Band

Immerse yourself in a tapestry of glass-blown music. Members of the MIT Glass Band come together with special guest Mark Stewart, MIT Glass Lab Artist-in-Residence, to create a one-of-a-kind symphony of sound and chat with visitors about the art and science behind the creation of the instruments. Performances last approximately 30 minutes each and will be presented at 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 p.m. Come for one, stay for all—it won't be the same thing twice!
Free admission. Artist residency sponsored by MIT Center for Art, Science, and Technology. Watch a short documentary about the Glass Band here.


Daily
Monday - Friday, beginning 6/24
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Beginning June 24, enjoy our summer demos and drop-in activities each week, Monday through Friday. Try your hand at technoart, experiment with computer programming, and participate in hands-on building activities with our Museum educators.

All activities and demos are free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities will be decided each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes to our daily schedule.


July 2013

Daily
Monday - Friday
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy our summer demos and drop-in activities every Monday through Friday in July. Try your hand at technoart, experiment with computer programming, and participate in hands-on building activities with our Museum educators.

All activities and demos are free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities will be decided each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes to our daily schedule.

Mon. 7/8
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mending Boston

Join Cambridge artist Clara Wainright to add your own details to the Mending Boston collaborative collage. The 12'x4' fabric mural is a contemplative project that has been helping greater Boston area residents express their emotions about the 2013 marathon bombings while joining together to produce a beautiful visual work for others to share and build upon. The collage will be on display at the MIT Museum in September 2013.

 

Sewing skills are not required although participants are encouraged to bring and use fabrics and materials that have personal meaning.

Free with Museum admission.

Fri. 7/12
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Insight Into Innovation!

Learn about some unconventional inventions at MIT. Join conversations with our research community about the inventing process and meet some creative inventors whose technologies are changing our world. Kids of all ages are encouraged to design and build a small model of their own invention to take home. Dream up an innovative solution of your own during this special evening program!

Free with Museum admission.

Thurs. 7/25
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Coffee Can Radar Showcase

High school students working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory this summer 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!
Free with Museum admission
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August 2013

Daily
Monday - Friday through Aug. 16
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy our summer demos and drop-in activities every Monday through Friday through August 16. Try your hand at technoart, experiment with computer programming, and participate in hands-on building activities with our Museum educators.

All activities and demos are free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 8 and up. Specific activities will be decided each week based on staff availability and are subject to last minute changes to our daily schedule.

 


Fri. 8/9
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum with a unique evening program every month.

Program details to follow soon!

Free with Museum admission.


Tues. 8/20
11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SparkTruck at the MIT Museum!

Join the SparkTruck as it stops by Cambridge on its roadtrip across the country! The SparkTruck will be at the MIT Museum to run two different workshops throughout the day and will allow kids to have hands-on experiences with engineering and design. Kids will have the opportunity to build using cutting-edge tools, with the help of the members of SparkTruck!

 

Workshop times:

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

1:30 - 3:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
. Pre-registration required.

Must be between ages 8 and 14.



September 2013

Fri. 9/13
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Thread That Binds Us

View the recently completed Mending Boston collage, a contemplative work that depicts the greater Boston community's response to the 2013 Boston Marathon tragedy. At the opening display of this piece at the MIT Museum, meet Clara Wainwright, the Cambridge artist behind the project. Then, take part in a community art project and lend your hand to a collaborative effort by the MIT community at large! Join your family, research lab, living group, company, or other community group and create a square together which will go up on the wall that night with many others, connected with red ribbons of words to create a rich visual picture of Cambridge. We will provide fabric, connective thread, markers, and more. Leave your finished piece with us and return in April to see how the final project represents our collaborative community.

Free with Museum admission.

Wed. 9/18
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

From MIT to Andy's Room, the Birth & Evolution of Computer Graphics

Computer graphics has changed the way we experience media today. It is the difference between Steamboat Willie and Buzz Lightyear, between ping pong and PONG. University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts professor Tom Sito will trace the origins of computer animation - how the development of Sketchpad by MIT graduate student Ivan Sutherland paved the way for the use of computer animation in military research and academia, and made possible such movies as Toy Story and Avatar. The story of computer graphics is the story of a unique group of individuals - math nerds, avant-garde artists, cold warriors, hippies, video gamers - disparate types united by a common vision.


Signed copies of Professor Sito’s book, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation, will be available for purchase.

 

Sat. 9/28
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Flying cars? Talking holograms? How do today’s technologies reflect what we’ve seen on the big screen? Sit back, grab some pizza and popcorn, and enjoy short clips from the fantastic and futuristic movies of yesterday and today. Then, hear from scientists and inventors about how close we are to realizing Hollywood's hopes for the future! Learn about the real life technology that may or may not take us back to the future.

 

 


October 2013

Fri. 10/11
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Chain Reaction!

Join artist Arthur Ganson at the MIT Museum for an exploration of kinetic art, engineering, and collaboration! Create amazing contraptions in the style of Rube Goldberg and discover how to turn everyday objects into dynamic sculptures.

 

Bring in your own unique materials and add on with some from the Museum as you begin developing your contraption. Connect your link with others before the evening's end and then continue growing your device at home in preparation to show your final creation at the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction on November 29!

Free with Museum admission.

Sat. 10/12

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MAKEwithMOTO

Come watch as MIT students join with the creative minds behind MAKEwithMOTO and use the latest equipment and technology to hack into Motorola phones. Talk with students and the MAKEwithMOTO crew as they use 3D printers, laser cutters, and other prototyping tools to turn plain smartphones into their dream devices.

 

MIT students sign up here!

Sun. 10/13

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

MAKEwithMOTO

Come watch as MIT students join with the creative minds behind MAKEwithMOTO and use the latest equipment and technology to hack into Motorola phones. Talk with students and the MAKEwithMOTO crew as they use 3D printers, laser cutters, and other prototyping tools to turn plain smartphones into their dream devices.

Wed. 10/16

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

Soap Box: The Science of Remembering (and Forgetting)

Sleep, Memory, and Animal Dreams with Matthew Wilson

Professor of Neuroscience, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Join Matthew Wilson, MIT Professor of Neuroscience, in a discussion about dreaming and memory. What is the role of dreaming? Do animals dream? Discuss these questions and others in an interactive format that puts you in conversation with the speaker.

Free admission.

Fri. 10/18

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Energy Night at the MIT Museum

The MIT Energy Night is a celebration of the ingenuity, innovation, and imagination of MIT faculty, researchers, students, and alumni. Hosted annually at the MIT Museum and organized entirely by students, Energy Night features over 70 academic poster presentations from every energy-affiliated department at MIT as well as early stage startups based on MIT technologies. The MIT Energy Night provides an ideal opportunity to see what energy at MIT is all about and engage with the MIT energy community, local energy professionals, and investors.
Sponsored in part by a Graduate Student Life Grant from the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.

Fri. 10/25

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hack Lore: Cows, Cars, and Cannons

Edmund Golaski '99 will share amusing anecdotes about MIT's long and rich tradition of hacking (pranks and other unusual happenings). While here, pick up a copy of Nightwork, a compendium of MIT's best hacks, which Ed helped compile.

Free with Museum admission.

November 2013

Fri. 11/1
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Indulge in some post-Halloween sweets and converse with five leading MIT scientists about their current projects. Visit Museum galleries while enjoying candy and cocktails themed to the presenters' topics!

Ages 21 and up. Tickets are sold out.

Fri. 11/8
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

MIT Does Food

Join the MIT Museum for an evening of food science, cooking demonstrations, and more! Throughout the evening, we will have various groups and individuals showing the variety of ways that the MIT community works with food.


Schedule:

5:00-5:30pm - MIT Laboratory for Chocolate Science

5:45-6:30pm - Clover Food Lab: Knife Skills 101

6:45-7:15pm - Sproot: Food Psychology Jeopardy + "Guess That Veggie!"

7:30-8:00pm - Kenji López-Alt: How to Cook the Ultimate Steak


**Sign-ups for Knife Skills 101 will be open at the Museum starting at 5 pm. Space is limited**

 

Free with Museum admission.

Sat. 11/9

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

Girl Scout Day @ the MIT Museum

Encourage young women to tap into their inner engineer with a day of science themed activities at the MIT Museum. Hands-on demonstrations will be held in the galleries for visitors to spend time designing, creating and building. Meet MIT scientists and engineers from a variety of fields and ask them about what it's like to be a female scientist.

 

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

Thurs. 11/14

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

Soap Box: The Science of Remembering (and Forgetting)

How Does Stress Drive PTSD? with Ki Goosens

Professor of Neuroscience, McGovern Institute for Brain Research

Memories formed while anxious have been shown to influence occurences of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). How does fear and anxiety affect our perception of the world, and subsequent memories? Join in a discussion with Ki Goosens, MIT Professor of Neuroscience, about her recent research on these topics and more in our evening discussion series.

 

This is the last of a three-part discussion series on memories. Soap Box is a series of interactive, salon-style, early evening conversations with scientists and engineers who are making the news that really matters.

Free admission.

Thurs. 11/21

5000 Moving Parts will feature works by Arthur Ganson, Anne Lilly, John Douglas Powers, Vassilakis Takis, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The exhibition will look at the wide range of kinetic art being made now: from work that is concerned entirely with motion and unpredictability, to sculptures that engage with contemporary political topics, to work that brings ancient myth into contemporary life.

Fri. 11/29

Whether it's the reaction induced between two creative contraptions or the joyful reactions 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 SWEET SIXTEEN, and artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine, assisted by teams and participants who range from Girl Scout troops and school groups to artists and engineers. Spectators can meet the teams and engage in themed hands-on activities while waiting for the magic moment when all the machines are linked up to set off a chain reaction with a surprise ending.

 

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.

 

Parking will be available at West Garage, 125 Vassar Street, for $5.

Official F.A.T. t-shirts will be on sale, courtesy of Ted Wilson of Boston Custom Tees.


December 2013

Tues. 12/3

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

Breathing Movement into Art

Join artists Arthur Ganson and Christina Campanella and yoga instructor Lorraine Shedoudi in an exploration of breathing and motion.

Wed. 12/11

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join photographer Stanley Greenberg, MIT physics professor Janet Conrad, and Museum curator Gary Van Zante, for a discussion about the Museum's newest photography exhibition, Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines.

Fri. 12/13
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Second Fridays: 5000 Moving Parts

Explore kinetic art, movement, and music as artists and musicians come together to celebrate the MIT Museum's newest exhibition, 5000 Moving Parts.

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Annual Events:

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!

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The Cambridge Science Festival, presented by the MIT Museum, is a multi-day festival during the last week of April. Activities, performances, talks, demonstrations and a carnival take place throughout the city - for all ages!

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