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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
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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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Learn about what sciences does to help us

Science is a great thing and here you can learn more why. There are a number of exhibits focused on all forms of robotics and artificial intelligence. Learn how this is e.g... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It was our grandson Noah's last day of his 3 week visit. We was he flying back to Houston TX in the late afternoon and we wanted to do something special. Noah loves science and was so excited to go to this wonderful museum. We were very impressed with the different exhibitions. They were amazing and interesting. They even had... More 

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Is located near MIT, the museum itself is not THAT big but has great stuff. If you are a student, you'll get discount. If you are a fan of science, technology, engineering and basically awesome inventions, you'll love this place.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

the museum is ok, not amazing but still good. there was a weird exposition with moving things on stones which well.. was fun but it stops there. the temporal exposition downstaires was good

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Science is a great thing and here you can learn more why. There are a number of exhibits focused on all forms of robotics and artificial intelligence. Learn how this is e.g. Applied in medicine. Also the history of Polaroid is on display and there is a exhibit about what wonders you can capture with your camera.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came here after my son saw an episode of "Arthur" which featured a visit here. We were were all mesmerized by the entire museum especially the student submitted projects.. amazing!

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Mirabel, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Allright I admit, i'm a geek. I really loved the M.I.T Museum. You get to play around with stuff and you get to see actual inventions of past and current MIT Students. If you are walking by this Museum, just stop there for an hour or two and you will definitely enjoy it.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our 12 year old Grandson was visiting us in Maine. We had been having fabulous weather but when a rainy day was in the forecast, we opted to head into Boston on the Downeaster train. First on the agenda was the Science Museum. We walked there from North Station in the pouring rain and when we got there - lines... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A great museum to visit with many interactive models to try out. Really enjoyed playing with the interactive displays. The mix of history and recent artifacts was great and the shop had some cool gift ideas.

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Stockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We took our 8 and 10 yr old here. Super museum! The information was fascniating with cool exhibits, some interactive. I loved that on certain exhibits where you can make art, you can send photos to yourself. The kids were fascinated and didn't want to leave. The museum isn't that big, but really the perfect size. Fun gift shop as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped in at the MIT Museum thinking we might stay about an hour. Right away, we were hooked with the students video presentations of how the internet works. We also loved the gift shop and found some educational gifts for our grandchildren. Then we went upstairs and played with a 3D printer and thoroughly enjoyed the holography, the photography... More 

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