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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus...
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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This was my 12 year old son's favorite place we visited on our trip to Boston. There are several hands on exhibits, robotics displays, holograms and an entire section devoted to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A great museum to visit with many interactive models to try out. Really enjoyed playing with the interactive displays. The mix of history and recent artifacts was great and the shop had some cool gift ideas.

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Stockholm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We took our 8 and 10 yr old here. Super museum! The information was fascniating with cool exhibits, some interactive. I loved that on certain exhibits where you can make art, you can send photos to yourself. The kids were fascinated and didn't want to leave. The museum isn't that big, but really the perfect size. Fun gift shop as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped in at the MIT Museum thinking we might stay about an hour. Right away, we were hooked with the students video presentations of how the internet works. We also loved the gift shop and found some educational gifts for our grandchildren. Then we went upstairs and played with a 3D printer and thoroughly enjoyed the holography, the photography... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I enjoyed seeing some of the technology and design work that has come out of MIT. I wish there was a bit more history of MIT and more hands on learning.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I am sure this is a wondrous place for those who understand or want to understand science at this level but I am not one of them. If you are like me I would suggest skipping this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was my 12 year old son's favorite place we visited on our trip to Boston. There are several hands on exhibits, robotics displays, holograms and an entire section devoted to art by Arthur Ganson. It definitely inspired my son to research more when we got home. The gift shop has some cool toys/gadgets that you won't find everywhere. The... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a great museum, giving you an insight in these "crazy scientists' " work and world, while at the same time combining nicely art with technology and science. Definitely recommend a visit there!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited the museum during our family vacation at the request of my 13-year-old son, who loves math and science. When we first entered and purchased our tickets, I wasn't sure how much time we'd need to see it all. The first floor exhibits are interesting, but don't look like much. But be sure to set aside plenty of time... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Gestural sculptures are great, as are the holograms. Very interesting photography exhibit this time.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The MIT museum has so much to offer. There Tech Display has a lot to offer. You wont be disappointed

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Additional Information about MIT Museum

Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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