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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
+1 617-253-5927
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The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science, and technology, as well as events, programs, and weekend demonstrations. People from around the world come to visit and learn about holograms, kinetic art, artificial intelligence and original research that has shaped the world. FebFest and the Cambridge Science Festival fill winter and spring school vacation weeks, while the very fun "Friday After Thanksgiving" chain reaction event is held nearby at an MIT gymnasium, while produced by the Museum. The MIT Museum also has a physical and online science-themed store, and the galleries are available for small functions. Located in the Central Square Cultural District the MIT Museum is surrounded by unique restaurants, theaters, music venues and a renowned local ice cream store. Look for our yellow chairs!
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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+1 617-253-5927
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to kill some time waiting for something else to open. What an amazing place! We were told some of the exhibits were closed but the robots, kinetic art, and hologram ones were still open. There were a lot of 'hands on' exhibits,...More

Thank TravelinMoose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a full immersion in the engineering's world! The museum shows the beauty of the engineering in a simple way, which everybody can appreciate. The experience starts in the first room where you can see the robotics history with all the robots designed by MIT's...More

Thank Maria Luisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a new experience for my family and I. We weren't sure what to expect and we're glad we took the time to walk the museum to see what it had to offer. My children enjoyed every moment of it. Definitely a must see.

Thank TBB1985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building looks rather unimpressive from the outside, but a friend of ours urged us to check it out, and we are so glad that we did! We took our two boys (12 and 15) after lunch (my 12 year was complaining that he was...More

Thank 2boysForMe
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Had an hour to kill before the college tour. Inspiring creations combining art and science. My teens loved it.

Thank sofiteme
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This museum has an eclectic and interesting assortment of exhibits that made it a great way to spend a couple of hours with our teen and tween. We go to a lot of museums, and this one has many things we haven't seen before. Exhibits...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Went with my 10 y old son, lots of interesting stuff: student class projects were great and the AI exhibit was fascinating. The museum store is a gem! Highly recommended. We both loved it.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Kinetic sculptures, numerous interactive displays, interesting display of holograms. Good mix of design, photography as well as engineering pieces made by faculty. There is a room of student projects that is lots of fun. Bringing high school and middle school kids is a fun way...More

Thank elaine3Southport
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to several museums around the world, but this one was really boring and a complete waist of time and money, moreover there is no car park!

Thank Emad B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This was an on-the-whim visit, as we wanted to check out both Harvard and MIT. This was the best of everything college-related we did. It is fun, quirky, and definitely something I'll remember forever! I would suggest anyone in the area to check it out...More

Thank Shauna W
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leafpeeper98
30 November 2016|
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Response from ACWR | Reviewed this property |
I teach 9th grade physical science/earth science and geometry. This museum is geared for younger students. The hands on activities were fun but again 6th graders would be a more appropriate audience.
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Ash W
21 December 2015|
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Response from Buffalomathprofessor | Reviewed this property |
Here is the latest info: Adults: $10.00; Under 18, students, seniors: $5:00. Free admission: MIT alumni and a guest; children under 5; and on the last Sunday of each month, Sept. through June. NOTE: all MIT Museum sites... More
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