MIT Museum
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About
In October 2022 the completely re-imagined MIT Museum opened in Kendall Square Cambridge in its new location. With the aim to "turn MIT inside out" it invites visitors to take part in on-going research and demonstrate how science and innovation will shape the future of society. New exhibitions, new programming, new Store and more, we welcome all to join in discovery and join the conversation.
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  • Cathy T
    Taunton, United Kingdom155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting museum for slightly older kids (and their parents!)
    My kids aren’t particularly into science but they really enjoyed the visit to this museum. There are several interactive exhibits (many AI based) and they held their attention for quite a long time. The innovative applications to science section (as it applies in some still developing countries) was interesting. And there was a good mix of media across different topics. We enjoyed the gift shop too. Probably worth a good couple of hours. Free phone charging downstairs was a plus!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Dina W
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but very informative
    If you are into science and innovation, this place is for you. Went there before the Innovation Trail for an hour or so. I was worried if it's for little kids, but not, it's for grown-ups. Great exhibits on astrophysics, and genetics. We enjoyed the robotics and AI exhibit. Deep fake is brilliant and MIT hacks were fun. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 December 2023
  • JSB1979
    United States184 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a niche museum
    There are a few galleries of this museum which are informative or thought provoking, but this is a niche museum that may not appeal to even the average person interested in science. Several of the galleries are about MIT itself, including MIT's history and student body, and would be of less interest to non-MIT students and alumni. Other galleries are art inspired by biotechnology, which may also not appeal to everyone. Perhaps I am unenlightened, but although I do follow biotechnology developments, I don't have a strong interest in seeing biotechnology interpreted through art. Although I am interested in science, I am neutral on science specifically done at MIT. The bottom line is that if don't mind spending $18 for a ticket and you don't have kids with you, yeah, go, but maybe find other activities in Boston if you have less time and/or you have kids.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 March 2024
  • mainstreetman
    Bourne, Massachusetts900 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s PI day at MIT museum
    We went with the grandkids for PI day, which was on March 17 this year. There were numerous exhibits and hands-on activities that were arranged by some wonderful teenagers. They have a new Ai component to some of the exhibits which makes it even better.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Derrick Aw
    Singapore, Singapore1,096 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-visit place for academics and students of technological innovation
    Spanned over three floors, are numerous ground-breaking exhibits from their history. Features are well organized and you can start anywhere. I particularly enjoyed the AI section - where you were challenged to spot the real versus fake video, and also where you could compose a poem with the computer. This interactive exhibition is more geared for adults, not kids. Explanations are done in a simplistic manner that won’t overwhelm you (or at least, not too much). Do visit the souvenir section too - it’s got some cool gifts. You should spend about 2 hours, assuming 1/5 of the stuff doesn’t fascinate or excite you.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 April 2024
  • Alireza123
    Tehran, Iran1,307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see for young people
    I went to MIT and started from visiting centre.they gave me a map and plan to start from museum. Very interesting very different. I enjoy , I learn and had a brain storm.some visitors came with kids . The best part was Artificial intelligence.Genetic was also interesting. You will have the chance to see workshops and many other things. It takes 2 or 3 hours. I suggest to walk around the campuses and visit art collage . Ticket is 18 $
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 May 2024
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Alireza123
Tehran, Iran1,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I went to MIT and started from visiting centre.they gave me a map and plan to start from museum.
Very interesting very different. I enjoy , I learn and had a brain storm.some visitors came with kids .
The best part was Artificial intelligence.Genetic was also interesting. You will have the chance to see workshops and many other things. It takes 2 or 3 hours. I suggest to walk around the campuses and visit art collage .
Ticket is 18 $
Written 8 May 2024
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Derrick Aw
Singapore, Singapore1,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Spanned over three floors, are numerous ground-breaking exhibits from their history. Features are well organized and you can start anywhere. I particularly enjoyed the AI section - where you were challenged to spot the real versus fake video, and also where you could compose a poem with the computer.

This interactive exhibition is more geared for adults, not kids. Explanations are done in a simplistic manner that won’t overwhelm you (or at least, not too much).

Do visit the souvenir section too - it’s got some cool gifts.

You should spend about 2 hours, assuming 1/5 of the stuff doesn’t fascinate or excite you.
Written 15 April 2024
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mainstreetman
Bourne, MA900 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We went with the grandkids for PI day, which was on March 17 this year. There were numerous exhibits and hands-on activities that were arranged by some wonderful teenagers. They have a new Ai component to some of the exhibits which makes it even better.
Written 21 March 2024
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Helen K
Chicago, IL86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The space is beautiful with areas to sit and contemplate. There are 2 floors of exhibits, but several areas focus on the contributions of MIT faculty - and seemed more like an advertisement for MIT. I went with hubby and teen. We all had different interests and limited time, so we split up for the time in the museum . In total, we spent approximately 2-2.5 hours there.

Some of the exhibits were purposely provacative - blending science and art. Exhibits raised questions about whether pigs could gestate human fetuses - or whether it woudl be possible to reproductive without men.

I was glad to see the exhibits, but may not be worth the admission price - since much was an advertisement for MIT.
Written 17 March 2024
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JSB1979
United States184 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
There are a few galleries of this museum which are informative or thought provoking, but this is a niche museum that may not appeal to even the average person interested in science. Several of the galleries are about MIT itself, including MIT's history and student body, and would be of less interest to non-MIT students and alumni. Other galleries are art inspired by biotechnology, which may also not appeal to everyone.

Perhaps I am unenlightened, but although I do follow biotechnology developments, I don't have a strong interest in seeing biotechnology interpreted through art. Although I am interested in science, I am neutral on science specifically done at MIT.

The bottom line is that if don't mind spending $18 for a ticket and you don't have kids with you, yeah, go, but maybe find other activities in Boston if you have less time and/or you have kids.
Written 10 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dina W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
If you are into science and innovation, this place is for you. Went there before the Innovation Trail for an hour or so. I was worried if it's for little kids, but not, it's for grown-ups. Great exhibits on astrophysics, and genetics. We enjoyed the robotics and AI exhibit. Deep fake is brilliant and MIT hacks were fun. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
Written 5 December 2023
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Cathy T
Taunton, UK155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
My kids aren’t particularly into science but they really enjoyed the visit to this museum. There are several interactive exhibits (many AI based) and they held their attention for quite a long time. The innovative applications to science section (as it applies in some still developing countries) was interesting. And there was a good mix of media across different topics. We enjoyed the gift shop too. Probably worth a good couple of hours. Free phone charging downstairs was a plus!
Written 2 November 2023
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HIAZExplorer
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I have been to several museums around the world and this is one of the most unique. It includes the technological achievements from MIT and so easy to understand that you do not need a Masters Degree.
Written 17 September 2023
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Top5Jamaica
Jamaica289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Science/Technology meets art, with lots of interesting, cool, crazy and some scary (the gene cultures/gene sequencing stuff) things to see.
Written 2 September 2023
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Jim Dorman
Weymouth, MA12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I'm not much of science guy, but this place was pretty cool. If science is your thing, you will probably love it. I wish I had a little more time, but I really enjoyed some of the special exhibits like "Lighter, Faster, Stronger" about the Herreshoff shipbuilders (through May 2021), and the cool displays that mixed art with learning about motion and all sorts of cools stuff. I only had about an hour, but you might need a little more time - very cool gift shop, attentive, friendly and smart staff. Free with my Mass Teachers Association card.
Written 26 March 2020
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