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June 2016

Weekends:

12 - 4 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 design and making topics.

Included with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change. Check our calendar for upcoming activities.

June 5

12 - 2 p.m.

Regenerative Planaria in the Idea Hub

Planarians are freshwater invertebrates that can regenerate (regrow) an entire animal from a tiny body fragment! See these fascinating creatures yourself and talk with graduate students, Kutay Deniz Atabay and Samuel LoCascio, from the Reddien Lab for Regeneration Research at MIT.

Included with Museum admission.

June 13

3 - 5 p.m.

Cambridge Open Archives

Visitors are invited to explore "New Acquisitions & Old Treasures" at eight local archives during the month of June. RSVP for a look at the MIT Museum collections.

June 14

Museum Store closed

June 15

2 - 3 p.m.

The Mysterious Mr. Smith

Learn about MIT's mysterious Mr. Smith, the anonymous benefactor who bankrolled MIT's move to Cambridge. Hear from Kathy Connor, curator from the George Eastman Museum, about how Mr. Eastman made his fortune by turning silver into gold, and why he became MIT's famous Mr. Smith.

Included with Museum admission.

June 15

6 - 7:30 p.m.

Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story Book Talk

Join author John Bloom, and Iridium co-inventor Ray Leopold, as they delve into the story of how the largest man-made constellation was built by dreamers in the Arizona desert, targeted for destruction by Motorola, and saved by a single Palm Beach retiree who battled the Pentagon, thirty banks, Congress, the White House, and a mysterious Arab prince to rescue the only phone that links every inch of the planet.

Free. Books will be available in the Museum store for purchase.

June 18

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Microbial Conversations

Join in a "speed geeking" evening to explore the MIT Museum galleries while learning and discussing with experts all about the microbiomes that shape our world.

Free.


July 2016

Weekdays:

2 - 4 p.m.

Weekends:

12 - 4 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 design and making topics.

Included with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change. Check our calendar for upcoming activities.

Weekdays:

1 - 3 p.m.


Drop-In Activities

Try your hand at various hands-on activities exploring science and engineering topics.

Included with Museum admission.

Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.

July 1

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Summer Youth Gamelan Workshop Showcase

Enjoy the incredible sounds of Balinese music during an interactive musical showcase. Students in grades four through eight will share what they have learned over the past week during the Summer Children's Gamelan Workshop at MIT.

 

Registration is NOW OPEN for students who wish to participate in the workshop.

The showcase is included with Museum admission.

July 4

Closed for Independence Day

July 8

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Teen Paper Sliceform Workshop

Join us for a geometric art workshop about paper sliceforms and take home your own beautiful art work! Participants will learn how to assemble a basic sliceform model, the history of these sliceform designs and their connections to traditional Islamic geometric art, and will have the opportunity to explore an online tool for creating your own sliceform designs.

 

Pre-registration required. Workshop is for students ages 12 - 18

 

July 24

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Special Idea Hub Session

From 12:00 - 3:00 pm join us for a special Sewn Circuits session in the Idea Hub. Grace Jun, from MIT's Open Style Lab, will visit and show us how to create deployable switches using zippers, conductive thread, LED lights, and coin cell batteries.

 

July 27

Closing at 5 p.m.

July 28

Closing at 5 p.m.


August 2016

August 4

Closing at 5 p.m.

August 26

Closing at 5 p.m.


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