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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the...

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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Decent size & some variety (w/rotating exhibitions)

For those interested especially in modern engineering /computer science of robotics & AI, you'll be in (probably) for a treat (I'm not sure where else has such a cache of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those interested especially in modern engineering /computer science of robotics & AI, you'll be in (probably) for a treat (I'm not sure where else has such a cache of robots!). At the time we visited, there was also an excellent display of machines which served only an entertaining artistic purpose...fun! My husband loved it! In another gallery, I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went because it was a free admission with our room key from Le Meridien. We loved the hands on exhibits. Lots of interesting on going research. And a photo exhibit that was a good surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very Nice way to see what MIT is doing. A lot of innovations and technical items exhibited. Fun to play with the many "Try this" set ups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short visit to the area and noticed MIT had a tech museum. Exhibits featured well known MIT graduates and their inventions. This was girls day at the museum, so lots of 8 yo's running around enjoying the interactive projects. Some stuff for us more seasoned folks. Particularly enjoyed A. Gaston's kinetic sculptures gallery - took a lot of videos. Like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we got in here for free, as it was parents weekend. The exhibits were great: Underactuated robots, haptics, and kinetic art. Definitely a place to go if you aren't a luddite, and even if you are you might enjoy yourself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking exhibits and inventions from MIT that astound you with the ingenuity and creativity of the MIT students

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

MIT museum is great place for everyone who love science and engineering, and arts of course.You can see various robots and amazing holograms.You can also enjoy in wonderfull and ingenious MIT students’ projects.There is a souvenir shop within the museum,you can buy cool toys, interesting gadgets and MIT books about science.Everything in this museum is so cool, you have to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I organized a private tour for a group, which you can do through the museum office. It was fantastic. After an introduction and brief exploration of the ground floor displays, we headed upstairs and learned about several of the exhibits. The tour was great. And of course the exhibits are outstanding. While the robots and other displays of technologies are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and stimulating experience. There was an open lab on the day I went. I saw a 3D printer at work. The student exhibits were intriguing. Some exhibits were interacting and fun. I would return again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The museum has on display various amazing marvels of science and technology which define the era in which we live. The philosophy behind each of the discoveries/inventions and the splendid design work on display is impressive. One can see live holograms, understand the latest in genetic coding and engineering, be entertained by the Machine Sculptures and Robots on display. The... More 

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