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September 2015

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 making and tinkering topics!

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

Sat., Sept. 5 09-05-2015 10:00:00 09-05-2015 17:00:00 15 Exhibition Opening: Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs by Ulrich Wüst MIT Museum

Exhibition Opening: Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs by Ulrich Wüst

Fri., Sept. 11
5 - 8 p.m.
09-11-2015 17:00:00 09-11-2015 20:00:00 15 Second Fridays Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum

Second Fridays: Living in the Future

Humanoid robots? Bouncing cameras? Find out if science portrayed by Hollywood is fiction or today's reality!

Free with Museum admission.

Wed., Sept. 16
12 - 1 p.m.
09-16-2015 12:00:00 09-16-2015 13:00:00 15 Wüst Wednesdays On the third Wednesday of each month during this exhibition, join us for a curator-led lunchtime gallery talk. MIT Museum

Wüst Wednesdays

On the third Wednesday of each month through December, join a curator-led, lunchtime gallery talk.

Free with Museum admission. Limited to 20 participants per tour. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sun., Sept. 20
10 - 12 p.m.
09-20-2015 10:00:00 09-20-2015 12:00:00 15 Contraption Construction Session #1 Gear up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction and begin designing your contraption with help from our experts. MIT Museum

Contraption Construction Session #1

Gear up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction and begin designing your contraption with help from our experts.

Theme: Gates, triggers and switches (aka methods for controlling mayhem!)

Free with Museum admission. Pre-registration required.

Tues., Sept. 29
2 - 3 p.m.
09-29-2015 14:00:00 09-29-2015 15:00:00 15 Wüst Exhibition Tour Take a tour of the MIT Museum's newest photographic exhibit with curator Gary Van Zante. MIT Museum

ArtWeek: Wüst Exhibition Tour

Take a tour of the MIT Museum's newest photographic exhibit with curator Gary Van Zante. Explore the prints and unusual accordion photo books of the former East German photographer Ulrich Wüst and delve into issues of art practice under Communism.

Free with Museum admission. Limited to 20 participants per tour. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wed., Sept. 30
6 - 7:30 p.m.
09-30-2015 18:00:00 09-30-2015 19:30:00 Re:Making Life - From DNA to Designer Genomes Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!. MIT Museum

Soap Box - Re: Making Life - From DNA to Designer Genomes

Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!

Free.


October 2015

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 making and tinkering topics!

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

Fri., Oct. 2
6 - 8 p.m.
10-02-2015 18:00:00 10-02-2015 20:00:00 15 Curating East German Photography Three curators discuss the unique challenges of representing the visual culture of East Germany and the historical memory of the GDR 25 years after Reunification. With Andreas Krase, Curator of Photography, Technology Collections of the State Museum of Dresden; Katia Reich, Gallery Loock, Berlin; and Gary Van Zante, the curator of the Wüst exhibition. Free and open to the public. (Note: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-program viewing of the Wüst exhibition.) MIT Museum

Curating East German Photography

Three curators discuss the unique challenges of representing the visual culture of East Germany and the historical memory of the GDR 25 years after Reunification. With Andreas Krase, Curator of Photography, Technology Collections of the State Museum of Dresden; Katia Reich, Gallery Loock, Berlin; and Gary Van Zante, the curator of the Wüst exhibition.
Free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-program exhibition viewing.

Wed., Oct. 7
6 - 7:30 p.m.
10-07-2015 18:00:00 10-07-2015 19:30:00 Re:Making Life - Breaking the SynthBio Barrier Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!. MIT Museum

Soap Box - Re: Making Life - Breaking the "SynBio Barrier"

Join us on Wednesday evenings this October for a series of discussions about synthetic biology. Add your voice to the conversation while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!

Free.

Fri., Oct. 9
5 - 8 p.m.
10-9-2015 17:00:00 10-9-2015 20:00:00 15 Second Fridays Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum

Second Fridays: Chain Reaction Meets the 18th Century

Get ready for the 18th annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction by jump starting your contraption construction!

Free with Museum admission.

Wed., Oct. 14
6 - 7:30 p.m.
10-14-2015 18:00:00 10-14-2015 19:30:00 Re:Making Life - Engineering Organisms Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!. MIT Museum

Soap Box - Re: Making Life - Customizing Nature

Join us on Wednesday evenings this October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!

Free.

Sun., Oct. 18
10 - 12 p.m.
10-18-2015 10:00:00 10-18-2015 12:00:00 15 Contraption Construction Session #2 Gear up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction and begin designing your contraption with help from our experts. MIT Museum

Contraption Construction Session #2

Gear up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction and continue designing your contraption with help from our experts.

Theme: building for anticipation and endurance.

Free with Museum admission. Pre-registration required.

Wed., Oct. 21
12 - 1 p.m.
10-21-2015 12:00:00 10-21-2015 13:00:00 15 Wüst Wednesdays On the third Wednesday of each month during this exhibition, join us for a curator-led lunchtime gallery talk. MIT Museum

Wüst Wednesdays

On the third Wednesday of each month through December, join a curator-led, lunchtime gallery talk.

Free with Museum admission. Limited to 20 participants per tour. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wed., Oct. 21
6 - 7:30 p.m.
10-21-2015 18:00:00 10-21-2015 19:30:00 Re:Making Life - Social Impact and Policy Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!. MIT Museum

Soap Box - Re: Making Life - Who Needs Rules?

Join us on Wednesday evenings this October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!

Free.


November 2015

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 making and tinkering topics!

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

Thurs., Nov. 5
7 - 9 p.m.
11-5-2015 19:00:00 11-5-2015 21:00:00 15 Wüst Wednesdays Screening of the East German film, "The Architects" by Peter Kahane (1990). MIT Museum

East German Film Night: The Architects

Join us for a screening of the East German film, "The Architects" by Peter Kahane. Introduction by Kurt Fendt, Principal Research Associate, Comparative Media Studies/Writing and Director of HyperStudio, MIT; Commentary by Bettina Stoetzer, Assistant Professor, Global Studies and Languages, MIT.

Free.

Sat., Nov. 7
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11-07-2015 11:00:00 11-07-2015 16:00:00 Girls Day @ the MIT Museum: It's Not Magic, It's Science! Celebrate women in chemistry alongside creative chemists of today! Hear about the career paths of women chemists and explore a variety of interactive activities and demonstrations in the Museum's galleries. MIT Museum

Girls Day: It's Not Magic, It's Science!

Celebrate women in chemistry alongside creative chemists of today! Hear about the career paths of women chemists and explore a variety of interactive activities and demonstrations in the Museum's galleries.

Recommended for ages 10+. Free with admission. Girl Scouts may register for workshops at 10am or 1pm.

Sun., Nov. 8
10 - 12 p.m.
11-8-2015 10:00:00 11-8-2015 12:00:00 15 Contraption Construction Session #3 Gear up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction and begin designing your contraption with help from our experts. MIT Museum

Contraption Construction Session #3

Gear up for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction and continue designing your contraption with help from our experts.

Theme: resolving mechanical and structural issues.

Free with Museum admission. Pre-registration required.

Fri., Nov. 13
5 - 8 p.m.
11-13-2015 17:00:00 11-13-2015 20:00:00 15 Second Fridays Jump-start your weekend at the MIT Museum. Free with Museum admission. MIT Museum

Second Fridays

Kick your start your weekend with an evening of interactive learning and fun!

Free with Museum admission.

Wed., Nov. 18
12 - 1 p.m.
11-18-2015 12:00:00 11-18-2015 13:00:00 15 Wüst Wednesdays On the third Wednesday of each month during this exhibition, join us for a curator-led lunchtime gallery talk. MIT Museum

Wüst Wednesdays

On the third Wednesday of each month through December, join a curator-led, lunchtime gallery talk.

Free with Museum admission. Limited to 20 participants per tour. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fri., Nov. 27
1 - 4 p.m.
11-27-2015 13:00:00 11-27-2015 16:00:00 Join the cheering fans of our annual, giant Rube Goldberg event in MIT's Rockwell Cage gymnasium! Rockwell Cage Gymnasium

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

Join cheering fans at this giant, annual Rube Goldberg event in MIT's Rockwell Cage gymnasium! The engineering will amaze you, the contraptions will astound you, and after the reaction, the Museum's Ganson sculptures will inspire you.

Spectator fee includes same-day Museum admission.


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