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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%
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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
+1 617-253-5927
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum itself is very well presented and has some interesting displays, however, considering it's MIT, I expected to see much more cutting edge technological displays. There's barely anything from this decade. You can tour the whole place in an hour or less, the entrance...More

Thank nuwandabob
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a small museum with wonderful exhibits. The hologram exhibit was nice. Information on robots was excellent. There was technical information presented for the understanding of laymen. The sou

Thank Geeta R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum was so incredibly awesome that it scares me! I feel like the plot to "Terminator" is unfolding at a slightly slower pace, haha. These engineers are incredible, and the work they are performing is mind-blowing. You can think of most modern technological advancements...More

Thank Reggie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need 2 1/2 hours or less to go through everything here, including the gift shop. The exhibits are interesting. They show the ingenuity and innovation of MIT researchers and students. The kids like the innovation lab so drop them off there if you want...More

Thank schussles
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a nerd or like cool things, then go here. If you are dull and boring, then don't go here. Great exhibits and just plain fun.

Thank martinflorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here from our hotel and were lucky enough to have the free visit from Bank of America's Museums on Us program. There are many neat exhibits to see including past robotic projects from the students. We really enjoyed the interactive projects that allowed...More

Thank CovAmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fun with holograms. I really liked the "pinball" piano table. My kids really enjoyed walking around here and looking at the small machines. If you are nearby, this is a good place to drop by and spend a few hours.

Thank Hulafille
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums in the world and very few people know about it. It's shows Art and Science together. It's about ideas. It's about possibilities, new Possibilities and Problem solving in general. It is "way out there" In the best Way....More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but complete, very nice information, but was almost sad when it was over Several different expositions, very good written explanations. Definitely recommend this museum!

Thank teresa s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 8 and 12 year old to this museum. It was surprisingly interactive. The exhibit on photography was probably their favorite followed by the machine sculptures.

Thank MSmama
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I will have a group of super smart high school math whizzes - we can tour either this museum or the Museum of Sciences. Which would be more interesting to older high school kids interested in math?
1 December 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
whats the cost to get in ?
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