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MIT Museum

Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: 617 253 4444
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$53*
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80%
Ranked #11 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great interactive exhibits on computers, science, technology, artificial intelligence, robots and more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are a real fan of technology this place it's for you. Holograms, robots, photography, machines with moving parts, and so on. The holograms are awesome. You can see there some MIT's contributions to knowledge of mankind. I love it.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This place is terrific. Admission was included with our hotel and I was enthralled. I learned new things and saw actual examples of stuff I knew. The gyroscopic navigation system from an Apollo rocket was exciting. There are educational exhibits for kids and lots of hands on.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good place, showcases the history of innovation and innovators at MIT. Not a large museum, but quite fascinating to explore the inventions and discoveries, and the people behind the science and engineering that are ubiquitous in our everyday lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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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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