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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 4444
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$53*
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79%
Ranked #14 of 42 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The holograms are really impressive because they look very realistic. There are also some machines you can try for yourself which is fun. Furthermore there are some robots to see. Worth a visit, especially because of the holograms!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited the MIT museum while in Boston. We were able to enjoy this for free, since we had the Boston Go attraction card. I believe normal price is 10 dollars. The museum itself is great, it had alot of past projects by students and professors and also has interactive projects as well. This would be great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I belong the the "nerd" group so I enjoyed my visit to the MIT Museum. During my visit there was a sliderule demonstration, and though I am already familiar with it I found it thoroughly enjoyable. The hologram gallery was quite captivating. Kinetic art is pretty novel; the student projects however were not super interesting. There were plenty of interesting... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Initially looks like a small, single floor exhibit but there is quite a lot upstairs! Entire sections on robotics, holograms, moving parts. I'm no engineer but I like to nerd out so I enjoyed it. Cool stuff downstairs on the history of the internet, hacking, video game development. No kiddos = bueno.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great history and exhibit on robotics, spent an hour there, could have spent a lot longer. Will be backwith the 13 yr old grandson who is on a robotics team. Easy access from western Mass. via I-90. Parking on the street, could be an issue during tourist season. Went on Oct 31 so no kids there but I'll bet it's... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting museum with lots of cool stuff - holograms, mechanical sculptures, etc. It's generally $10, but for some reason our visit was free - not sure why.

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New Orleans, LA
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The special exhibit, 5000 Moving Parts, was probably the highlight of my visit to the museum. It was riveting. Also enjoyable were the interactive exhibits and there's a fun, if small, museum shop.

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Landisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lots of interactive exhibits that let your inner geek explore and play. Great staff, friendly and helpful. "Soapbox" talks offered in the fall and spring, which are FREE.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The museum was very good and the exhibits were interesting. However the cashier was extremely rude with everyone in the room making a clear point the museum was closing. She did lose a couple sales....

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very interesting displays of historic robots. Seriously. However, the kinetic art installation was very cool. Various other fun -- but not super-compelling -- exhibits. Enjoyed it with my 13-yo son, but YMMV.

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