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 tired and wanted to go back to the hotel). But once we went to the MIT museum he immediately perked up and we spent several hours there. Even our teenage son (not easily impressed) was very interested In the exhibit on works of Harold Edgerton. There is an interactive room where kids can touch and experiment. The permanent exhibit of Arthur Ganson's work was amazing. They also show exhibits of MIT student science projects - many of them were recent, and all very interesting, interactive and some were even inspiring. This museum is definitely worth a visit if you go to Boston. MIT alumnus and one guest get in free (you have to tell them your course number). If you are an MIT student, admission is also free for you and one guest. But even if you are none of the above, the admission fee is definitely worth it!
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