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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 4444
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Ranked #13 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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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This small kid and adult friendly museum is tucked away at MIT. Easy to miss but make sure you don't. Lots of neat scientific or technological exhibits. The robotics one in particular is very interesting. The gift shop has neat stuff particularly for kids who like science or you want to encourage a love of science. We spent about an... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved this museum, with a wonderful collection of exhibits. We arrived late afternoon and could definitely have used more time here. Well worth the walk from the station.

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Malden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of the hidden gems in Cambridge. Prepare to be totally amazed. And don't forget that there is an upstairs that has art in the form of mechanical exhibits and other exhibits that change over time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Considering all the great achievements that MIT has given us over the years their museum does not do them justice. We thought we had missed a few floors and had to ask to confirm. A few interesting things at the entrance door and upstairs looked like a prop archive with few references to its fantastic achievements. We got a trolley... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice place to see the technology history. Don't expect a large museum, it's very small, great for kids.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Surprisingly, more art than technology, which was a pleasant surprise since you don't see that mix very often. The Robots exhibits is the most tech-related, and it was inspiring to see what smart people can do. The kinetic art was really compelling. The hidden gem here is the daguerreotype exhibit. If you like social and cultural history, you could spend... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Don't miss it. I have been several times and it's different every time I go. Great for adults or kids. Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I expected lots of "required reading" but the exhibits mostly didn't need explanation to be really interesting. The explanations added to the interest. Lots of whimsy on the exhibits. And I finally have a basic understanding of Daguerreotypes. Wonderful series of short videos of female students explaining internet basics . And lots more - including a terrific museum shop.

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