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MIT Museum

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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: 617 253 4444
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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... read more

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

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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Be sure you know why you are visiting. Are you a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie (one out of five) or a science enthusiast who simply wants to drool at the static displays of some of the Institute’s seminal achievements (five out of five)? Me, I expect a little of both (three out of five) but I’ve only rated it two. Here’s... More 

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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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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