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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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"kinetic sculptures"
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"gift shop"
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"second floor"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"moving parts"
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"robot exhibit"
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"on display"
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"an engineer"
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"cutting edge"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in there because of our curiosity about MIT, why are they so famous and why only smart people can get in. And we think we find our answer even if we only see their museum for just a short period. If you love...More

Thank Sue1562839
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited about 4-5 years ago, decided to go again...wonderful thing about this museum is that most of the exhibits change, so it's like going for the first time to learn about new things.

Thank pmmnc
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My husband is an engineer and he found everything in the museum fascinating. The section on prosthetics is very interesting, as is the part on robotic surgery. The hands-on nature of the museum is great for kids.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The museum only costs $10 to get into and is interactive, interesting, and fun! Highly recommend visiting if in the area! It’s within walking distance of MIT and Harvard.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This is a good place to kill an hour or so on a rainy day. Interesting exhibits on robotics and other projects from MIT. Our teenage son loved it.

Thank Kristiesue
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I was a little disappointed with the museum which was included in the Go Boston Card attraction pass. It was a lot smaller than I imagined and I thought it would go into a lot of detail about MIT’s greatest achievements but instead it just...More

Thank VikkiBee
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This museum may not be for everyone, but my 14yr-old son and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the kinetic sculptures in particular, and he liked the higher-tech robots and surgical arms. I could hardly pull him out of the gift shop.

Thank Caitlin K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Robots,automata interesting display on data use, holograms and lots more up to the minute tech. Interesting and a good fusion of science and arts. Really enjoyed it

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I had to go back and read other TripAdvisor reviews to try and figure out what I missed. We paid $35 for 2 adults and 3 teens, and were highly disappointed. We were there less than an hour, and kept thinking we were missing something....More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I think we killed about 1.5 hours here. We enjoyed the exhibits. Maybe we should have gone another day and paid the admission fee, as the place was packed.

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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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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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