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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.

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

May 17

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Science Club For Girls

Join the Science Club For Girls teen interns as they share their research projects from the past year. Hear about their experiences working with robotics, cancer research, renewable energy, and more!

Free, RSVP requested

May 30

Closed for Memorial Day


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 Session with Planaria in the Idea Hub

The ability of certain animals to regenerate new limbs, tails, or in some cases even heads has puzzled biologists for centuries. Planarians are freshwater invertebrates that have been a classic regeneration model for over a century. The regenerative abilities of planarians are astounding, an entire animal can be regenerated from a body fragment approximately 1/300th the size of the original animal. The Reddien Lab for Regeneration Research at MIT, aims to identify and understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control regeneration. Come meet graduate students from the lab, Kutay Deniz Atabay, and Samuel Alexander LoCascio, as they share these fascinating creatures and what is being discovered about them.

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

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.


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