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Address: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of...

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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Interesting museum

This museum is a must for all techies and even young children who enjoy being able to touch many inventions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interested in application of technology? Robotics, kinetic sculptures, holograms, photography and more? What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours looking at a number of mesmerising and engaging items. Would totally recommend it to anybody looking for something to do. Gift shop was full of stocking fillers for a broad audience, it's only a pity I wasn't looking... More 

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 3 and 5 year old, they were fascinated by the robots, holograms, and kinetic sculptures. I enjoyed the fact it was small and quiet.

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Prairieville, LA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed in this museum. The holograms sounded really interesting but wasn't impressive. I guess I was thinking more life size holograms instead of these few small ones. The robots weren't interesting to me either since they weren't functioning, just pieces of them. My favorite part was the kinetic sculptures (Gestural Engineering) but they didn't take long to look... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best museums I've ever visited. I've been to Europe, Asia, SA,NA and I'm very impressed by this museum. It has a lot of interesting facts about advances in tech., science and art. It is a GREAT example of what a strong science and visual arts mind can achieve. The exhibit was also highly entertaining to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this museum. I'm not an engineer and don't completely understand most technology but I have to say, this museum was fabulous. The robotics were fascinating and the displays were comprehensive. The moving sculptures were so clever. I was completely enthralled. I've taken house guests there and the museum has never failed to entertain and excite!!

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Canton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must for all techies and even young children who enjoy being able to touch many inventions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with my 10 year old who likes science and inventions and really enjoyed it. Most of the good stuff is on the second floor- robots, artificial intelligence historical developments, kinetic sculptures, and much more. It's very hands on with computer games and the like designed to engage kids and help them create. The pinball meta piano is... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was very fun and interactive. It shows the academic of MIT students and what they learn at the university. There is definitely not a shortage of things to do at the MIT museum if you are interested in science, math or engineering.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some terrific historical robots on the second floor, and they currently have an Arthur Ganson exhibit, which are these amazing kinetic sculptures that really made the trip, if the robot exhibit wasn't enough already. Doing it again, I would do the ground floor first, which is small but does have some good stuff in it, but once you... More 

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Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in MIT's contributions to science when Jean Paul Picard was captain of the Enterprise visit now! Otherwise your time is better spent exploring Cambridge. This stuff is so '80s! What are MIT's contributions to science over the last 20 years? Don't know it's missing. Mullet haircuts welcome!

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