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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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Second Fridays Program Archive

Activate your weekend!

 

Jump-start your weekend with the MIT Museum. Get up close and personal with Kismet the Robot, or see the world in 3-D through our one-of-a-kind holography exhibit. Enjoy performances, demonstrations, and lectures throughout our galleries.

 

Mix and mingle; relax and unwind.

Join us for our ever-popular after-hours program series.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Second Friday of every month.
Free admission to the galleries, plus additional activities.

Second Fridays Program Archive:

2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | Detailed descriptions


2009

10/9

Hands-on Activities

Create amazing light graffiti images using portable LEDs, build structures out of candy and everyday materials, or make a marble-sized roller coaster.

11/13

Theme: Nanotechnology Night

Explore carbon nanotubes and virus batteries.

12/11

Theme: Celebrate Holography

Debunking Hollywood's Holographs, GlowDoodle, and Luminous Windows 2010.


2010

1/8

Theme: Art and Animation!

Explore animation through the ages.

2/12

Theme: Darwin Day

Celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin on the 201st anniversary of his birth!

3/12

Theme: Nautical Adventures

Talks, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more.

4/9

Theme: International Development Night
Please join us for a fascinating expo and reception featuring some of the latest innovations and technologies surrounding international development at MIT.

5/7

Theme: MIT Authors

Join members of the MIT faculty for book readings and discussions.

6/11

Theme: Celebrating the Mind and Hand Exhibit

Come to the Museum for your last chance to see our history of MIT exhibit, Mind and Hand: The Making of MIT Scientists and Engineers.

7/09

Free admission to the galleries.

No additional activities for Summer 2010.

8/13

Free admission to the galleries.

No additional activities for Summer 2010.

9/10
Free Admission to the Galleries
Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum during our monthly free evening.
10/8
Featured Program: Laserfest 2010: The Laser at 50
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser!
11/12

Featured Program: Video Games at MIT

Meet some of the creative minds behind the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab.

12/11

Featured Program: Light Expo

Celebrate the opening of Luminous WIndows 2011.


2011

1/14

Featured Program: 150 and Beyond

It's a Sesquicentennial Celebration at the MIT Museum!

2/11

Featured Program: Making Movies/Making Science

Challenge your views of the world around you with video screenings from MIT’s DV Lab.

3/11

Featured Program: Nautical Night

Come 'sea' the MIT Museum in a new way!

4/8

Featured Program: MIT Hacks

Enjoy free admission at the Museum as we celebrate the history of hacking at MIT.

5/13

Featured Program: Reel World MIT

Enjoy a night "behind the screens" at the MIT Museum.

6/10

Free admission to the galleries

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

7/8

Featured Program: Explore MIT

Enjoy scavenger hunts in the Museum's award-winning MIT 150 Exhibition.

8/12

Featured Program: Summer Sampler

Find out what happens at the MIT Museum over the summer!

9/9

Featured Program: Starbound with Joe Haldeman

Join MIT author Joe Haldeman for an evening of literature and conversation at the MIT Museum.

10/14

Featured Program: Feel the Heat

Presenters from MIT Lincoln Laboratory present an evening of hot science and engineering.

11/11

Featured Program: Lights, Cameras, Actions

Celebrate the intersection of art and technology with hands-on demonstrations and light projection experiments at the MIT Museum.

12/9

Featured Program: A Farewell to MIT 150

Join us for a final celebration of the MIT 150 Exhibition during our monthly free evening.


2012

1/13

Ready, Set, ZOOM!

Zoom into the new year with a showcase of high-speed engineering projects by MIT students and alumni.

2/10

Spacewar! Turns 50

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this Spacewar! with a larger-than-life celebration of this influential game.

3/9

Nautical Night

Celebrate MIT and the sea at MIT Museum's third annual Nautical Night.

4/13

Rivers of Ice

The MIT Museum welcomes to you to the public unveiling of Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya.

5/11

Abbott in the Photographic Landscape

Get an insider's view of the gallery's inaugural exhibition, featuring revolutionary physics imagery from American photographer Berenice Abbott.

6/8

No special programs

Due to MIT Commencement activities, ONLY the first floor exhibits will be open to the public.

Fri. 7/13
Superstition Mission

Don't be afraid – enjoy Friday the 13th at the MIT Museum as you test your detective skills at the Second Fridays Superstition Mission! 

Fri. 8/10
Slide Rule Olympics

Celebrate calculation and computation with slide rules this summer at the MIT Museum. 

Fri. 9/14
International Design Center Showcase

Meet Dan Frey, MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director of the Singapore-MIT International Design Center, and his team as they demonstrate use of cutting-edge tools (think 3-D printers!) that help engineers experiment with and test their engineering ideas.

Fri. 10/12
MIT Takes On Cancer

Join researchers from the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT for a series of exciting talks and hands-on demonstrations of ideas with the potential to change the way the world thinks about, diagnoses, and treats cancer.

Fri. 11/9
Gestural Engineering With Arthur Ganson

Meet Arthur Ganson and tour the Museum's newly-expanded gestural engineering gallery.

Fri. 12/14
Safe Skies and Little Black Boxes

Explore new technologies and meet the team behind the MIT Museum's newest Sampling MIT exhibit.


2013

Fri. 1/11
Hello 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.

2/8

Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Presents Sila

Join actors, director, and writer at the MIT Museum for a special preview of this new play in development.

3/8

Nautical Night

Celebrate MIT and the sea at MIT Museum's fourth annual Nautical Night.

4/12

Compass Points: Joël Tettamanti

Get an insider's glimpse of our newest photographic exhibition.

5/10

D-Lab Project Showcase

Come see how MIT students are developing technologies that make an impact in our world!

6/14

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

Immerse yourself in a tapestry of glass-blown music.

7/12

Insight to Innovation!

Learn about some unconventional inventions at MIT.

8/9

Circuit Symphony

Make music unique electronic instruments and other devices.

9/13

The Thread That Binds Us

Contribute to a quilt representing the greater MIT community.

10/11

Chain Reaction!

Build a mechanical contraption and link it together with those made by others!

11/8

MIT Does Food

Learn about the ways that MIT students and alumni are working with food.

12/13

5000 Moving Parts

Join artist Anne Lilly, curator Laura Knott, and Gamelan Galak Tika in an exploration of our newest exhibition, 5000 Moving Parts.

 


Detailed Program Descriptions

2009/2010 | 2010/2011 | 2011/2012 | 2012/2013 | 2013/2014

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