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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus...
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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Small Science Museum

Something for kids and adults. A very small science museum with an MIT focus. There are a lot of interesting hands on exhibits but there isn't a lot of depth or explanation behind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Innovative & fascinating museum, esp interesting to teenagers. Just the right size to spend a few hours, this museum inspired future scientists & artists to pursue their dreams. Highly recommended!

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Robotics displays were facinationg. Small but lots to look at and imprssive. kid friendly and adult entertaining.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Some very interesting exhibits, excellent video presentations and lots of interactive things to do. Needs at least 2.5 hours to get the best experience

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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was expecting more from this museum but we did enjoy the time spent. I went with my 4 year old and he wasn't too amused. Maybe it's good for kids older than 10. Not sure If I would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Something for kids and adults. A very small science museum with an MIT focus. There are a lot of interesting hands on exhibits but there isn't a lot of depth or explanation behind them. The robotics and AI exhibits are the highlight.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved to see the holograms, photography/science and the engineering section. Nine year old boy was very intrigued. He loved the items at the gift shop. 17 y/o and 12 y/o daughters liked it too-though my son was most intrigued. Couple hour tour.

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Douala, Cameroon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Oh, fantastic tour. well I could have spend more than 2 hours if I was not hungry. very well display of Exhibits with elaborate explanation. if you stay in Le Meridien the entry is free.

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

this museum is very cool. it is a must for any one, but especially for anyone trying to help a child connect science with the real world. it's ripe with student created art, motion exhibits. There is a small gift shop that sells science inspired gifts and books. they are very educational and inspiring to anyone. the computer exhibits are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

OK, I am not into this kind of museum. Technology is not my thing. However, if you are into slide rules, this is the place for you. They have an entire display devoted to slide rules. Need I say more?

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TechArtFun, Public Relations Manager at MIT Museum, responded to this review

Hi, I just wanted to let you know the slide rule display has come down since you last visited. And we have a new exhibition, "Images of Discovery" which you might like better. Over 13,000 images were made by people and posted on flickr while they visited. So come back and try us again! Thanks for reviewing. Josie P. Marketing... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The MIT Museum was a most pleasant surprise for us. It was not on our original itinerary for Boston but we decided on it at the spur of the moment when visiting the MIT campus. We are absolutely chuffed to have discovered this 'gem' of a museum. This is how I would classify the museum as a tourist - If... More 

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Address: Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
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