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July 2016


2 - 4 p.m.


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.


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.

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 visitors ages 12+

July 21

2 - 4 p.m.

Coffee Can Radar Showcase

Check out the do-it-yourself radar projects built by high school students this summer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory . Measure the changing speeds of everyday objects and discover what happens when you give an engineer a coffee can!

Included with Museum admission.

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 28

Closing at 5 p.m.

July 28

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Science Showdown: Trivia Night @ The MIT Museum

Challenge your science side! Join us for a night of science trivia and short talks by science researchers. See how you'll fare with categories ranging from anatomy to astronomy!

Snacks and cash bar available.

Free. RSVP requested.

August 2016

August 4

Closing at 5 p.m.

August 9

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Community Art Center Student Showcase

Explore wonderful works of art created this summer by teens supported by Cambridge's Community Arts Center.


August 11

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

CCTV Youth Media Student Showcase

Join us for engaging videos produced by Cambridge Community Television's Summer Media Institute students.


August 12

Free Fun Friday

Enjoy free admission and drop-in activities all day! Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

August 13

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Open Style Lab

Explore the interactive clothing solutions that student teams in Open Style Lab worked intensively to develop this summer, and meet the unique clients who inspired their user-centered designs.

Included with Museum admission.

August 26

Closing at 5 p.m.

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