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April 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.

Idea Hub will be CLOSED 4/3 and 4/10.

Free with Museum admission and appropriate for ages 12 and up. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.

Sat., April 2
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
4-2-2016 10:00:00 4-2-2016 12:00:00 15 Science on Saturday: Circuits and Computers Come to this free show to learn about robots, apps, and circuitry. And, enjoy same-day, half-price admission to the MIT Museum. MIT Museum

Science on Saturday: Circuits and Computers

Come to this free show to learn about robots, apps, and circuitry. And, enjoy same-day, half-price admission to the MIT Museum.

Free, at MIT's Kresge Auditorium: 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Sat., April 2
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
4-2-2016 11:00:00 4-2-2016 13:00:00 15 Spring Into Science Saturday Come learn about biology with MIT's Biology Undergraduate Student Association. MIT Museum

Spring Into Science Saturday: MIT BUSA

Learn about biology through hands-on experiments with MIT's Biology Undergraduate Student Association.

Included with Museum admission.

Thurs., April 7
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
4-7-2016 18:30:00 4-7-2016 20:30:00 15 Bacterial Bonanza There's more than meets the eye when it comes to Microbiomes – the microscopic communities of bacteria that live in our bodies, food and environment. Come to “speed geek” your way through the MIT Museum and learn from the experts about the microbiomes that shape our world! MIT Museum

Bacterial Bonanza

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to microbiomes - the microscopic communities of bacteria that live in our bodies, food and environment. Come to "speed geek" your way through the MIT Museum and learn from the experts about the microbiomes that shape our world!

Free, but pre-registration requested.

Fri., Apr. 15-Sun., Apr. 24

Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival is presented by the MIT Museum in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, community organizations, schools, universities and businesses. Join us at the MIT Museum for a variety of activities, discussions and workshops!

Pre-registration for CSF workshops begin on March 28th.

Sat., April 16
6 - 8:30 p.m.
4-16-2016 18:00:00 4-16-2016 20:30:00 15 The world has changed dramatically in the last ten years. Hear from ten different researchers as they reflect on the developments in their fields over the last ten years and speculate on the next ten, all within ten minutes! Cash bar available. MIT Museum

Worthy of AtTENtion: 10 Years of Discovery

The world has changed dramatically in the last ten years since the Cambridge Science Festival began. Hear from ten different researchers as they reflect on developments in their fields over the last ten years. Find out what scientists now know about memory, gravitational waves, CRISPR, exoplanets, robotics, and more. As you’d expect, each presenter will convey their exciting overview in just ten minutes! Refreshments and cash bar available.

Free.

Sat., April 23
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
4-23-2016 10:00:00 4-23-2016 15:00:00 15 MIT opens its doors for a day-long, campus-wide Open House that gives visitors the opportunity to see firsthand the innovative, creative, and ground-breaking work taking place on MIT's campus and beyond. MIT Museum

Open House - Under the Dome: Come Explore MIT

MIT opens its doors for a day-long, campus-wide Open House that gives visitors the opportunity to see firsthand the innovative, creative, and ground-breaking work taking place on MIT's campus and beyond. Free.

Sat., April 23
7 - 9:30 p.m.
4-23-2016 19:00:00 4-23-2016 21:30:00 15 What do you get when you combine the TARDIS, a sonic screwdriver, and local scientists? An evening dedicated to exploring the science of Doctor Who! Hear local scientists share how their work is bringing our world closer to that of the Doctor’s. Excellent for Whovians, science fiction fans and science lovers alike. Cash bar available and Cosplay welcome. MIT Museum

Dimensions of Doctor Who

What do you get when you combine the TARDIS, a sonic screwdriver, and local scientists? An evening dedicated to exploring the science of Doctor Who! Cash bar available and Cosplay welcome.

$10 in advance. Advance ticket sales end at 11:00 am on 4/23. Limited tickets available at the door for $15

Sat., April 30
11 - 1 p.m.
4-30-2016 11:00:00 4-30-2016 13:00:00 15 Learn how to build smart phone apps with Thunkable MIT Museum

Thunkable in the Idea Hub

Learn how to build smart phone apps with Thunkable

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Included with museum admission


May 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.

Free 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.


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