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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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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We liked the variety of exhibits. If I hadn’t asked, the guy who admitted us wouldn’t have even mentioned the VR experience, which was $10 extra, but well worth it.

Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was definitely a rare gem. It is a small museum and all the exhibits can be seen in a couple of hours. The use of machinery to explore and express artistic ideas was really unique and worth seeing. If you are interested in...More

Thank Mezzo2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a science lover or someone who wants to explore new things, this is the right place to go. There are many cool stuff you’ll see and there’s also a gift shop

Thank Lin G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest disappointment was that I wanted to go to the special exhibit but the front desk employee sold me a ticket to the general museum. It was not clearly marked how to go tot the special exhibit. I entered the main gallery thinking I...More

Thank DarCDayz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The use of robotics and kinetics and holograms as artistic and interesting objects to ponder was definitely different than I expected. My ten year old and wife definitely liked it a lot. It's hard to explain what we learned or saw. I've never been in...More

Thank eja117
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter loved the exhibits, especially the robotics. Some hands on exhibits, a lot of history. The holographic room was incredible and a little creepy.

Thank Katherine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small museum but the exhibits are worth visiting. One of the highlights was the Artificial Intelligence exhibit. You're able to view several robots and the exhibit information is interesting and written well so you're able to understand how robots work and how they...More

Thank April S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether you are into robots, engineering, data, computers, mechanics, or holograms... there's something at the MIT museum for you... I absolutely loved the Big Data exhibit.

Thank Jetsetter-mtl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some really good exhibits! We were lucky enough to visit on a Women in Physics day, so we got to do some hands-on stuff and participate in some experiments. It's not a huge museum, so it won't take up your whole day up either.

Thank drb_ATL
Reviewed 30 October 2017

If your into STEM - this is a pretty cool museum. The galleries are free... and I thought they alone were worth the trip. I enjoyed the mechanical engineering/art display and the holographs. The special exhibit, called The Enemy, was wicked cool Its a timed...More

Thank dsky227
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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.
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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