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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 4444
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Ranked #14 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The MIT Museum is a place that explores invention, ideas, and innovation. Home to renowned collections in science and technology, holography... more »
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in science and engineering, this was a very interesting museum to visit. The displays on the history of robotics was well done and informative, the holographic exhibit was fantastic, and the kinetic motion displays were interesting as well. The gift shop had so many neat little things to buy I'm surprised I got out of... More

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Reading the description got us very excited about the opportunity to visit the MIT Museum. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. It is only two floors with most of the gift shop taking up the first floor. At the time they had an exhibit on robotics & artificial intelligence. None of the robots were 'on' or interactive. You just read about what... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a fun and exciting museum. The robots and motion displays where great. The gift shop is filled with interesting stuff. The staff is pleasant and helpful.

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The MIT Museum is a nice place to take your kids. The first floor has tons of cool and interactive installations. The second floor has a really cool exhibition of robots.

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Hyderabad, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a private tour of MIT where we were showed the different projects they're working on.. mind blowing stuff!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a wonderful small museum devoted to just a few topics in which MIT engineers have made significant contributions. One of them is holography, and the museum has perhaps the largest collection of holograms that you will ever see. Another is robotics, and one can see how that field has evolved and progressed over the years. There is also... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Although some reviews suggest this museum is a good spot for young kids, no way! My teen enjoyed it immensely, but if your interest in science is not DEEP, this is worth skipping. And surprisingly, the building itself was poorly designed and not visitor-friendly (no flow, crowded to read info, small spaces and info written above the average citizen). Final... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Touring MIT today and this was the first stop. It is filled with fantastic exhibits, most of which are hands-on. Loved the kinetic sculpture and daguerreotype exhibits in particular. The teens loved the AI and machinery exhibits. Excellent gift shop!

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While I was visiting Boston, my friend told me about this gem and we are glad we visited it. The exhibitions are neat, it is fun for both adults and children as well as educational. Worth the visit. If it is the first Sunday of the month and you have Bank of America credit card or bank card, the admission... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed an afternoon here and there was plenty to see with lots of applications from science/tech/IT research done down the road at MIT. Lots of hands on exhibits to play with. Interesting connections between art and science - quite beautiful. Recommended.

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