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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: 617 253 4444
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This is an awesome museum to visit. Great explanations of the research done by MIT students, some fascinating interactive exhibitions (which is great to play with) and some very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you're into robots of the recent past, or like mechanized art, this will your place. I've visited this place twice int he past and have yet to see anything much newer at this museum. There used to be many more robots when this was at the Computer Museum of Boston (now closed and moved to California). The mechanized art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome museum to visit. Great explanations of the research done by MIT students, some fascinating interactive exhibitions (which is great to play with) and some very sad looking, but adorable robots. Also the museum shop has some really cool stuff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the museum is not very large. im not a science and architerture master or fan but i do feel like they should have way more to offer. i end you here because my friend really wanted to go. he said that he enjoyed his time there but i know he wasnt WOWed. i

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The displays are interesting and some are interactive. videos are interesting about different areas science and technology have contributed to making for safer air travel and discovering better treatments for cancer patients. The exhibits about photography are truly amazing about Harold Edgerton. This is not a museum that is featured in the typical travel guides for Boston, but worth the... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I thought it would be a nice place to visit for my science buff and there was a scheduled robotic contest but I was a little disappointed. Only a few students at the contest with Lego robotics kits they put together. It was smaller then expected they did have some cool exhibits but I expected more from MIT. My teen... More 

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice little diversion, but not really a "destination". Some cool exhibits. Harold Edgerton stuff is especially interesting to me. Plasma exhibits and the geek/hacking stuff are also pretty neat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was somewhat disappointed with my visit here. Was expecting some updated technology and a bigger museum overall. Most of the exhibits lacked that wow factor.

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Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was MIT. I expected something cutting edge, designed to stimlate a new generation of scientists to achieve great things. Instead I got some out of date technology in displays in glass cases, together with some dubious artwork. Even the gift shop failed to get me to buy anything. Suprisingly small, and probably not worth the $10 a person entrance... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A modern science museum filled with a number of interesting interactive mechanical and lighting exhibits, including some quirky ones too. Good for about an hour or so if you have time to spare, otherwise give this a miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The MIT Museum is not just for geeks. It's small and inexpensive, with lots of cool stuff. Kids love it. This is not a major commitment. Drop by for an hour or so, and dig all this brilliant techie stuff, some of it quite beautiful, some clever and funny, all of it inspiring.

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