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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: 617 253 5927
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A fantastic museum, highly recommended...!

The MIT Museum was a most pleasant surprise for us. It was not on our original itinerary for Boston but we decided on it at the spur of the moment when visiting the MIT campus. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The MIT Museum was a most pleasant surprise for us. It was not on our original itinerary for Boston but we decided on it at the spur of the moment when visiting the MIT campus. We are absolutely chuffed to have discovered this 'gem' of a museum. This is how I would classify the museum as a tourist - If... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I loved the mechanical models and the shop; and there was plenty of interesting stuff about cutting edge tech which is fun, as most museums look to the past but this has plenty of visions of thefuture

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you're into robots of the recent past, or like mechanized art, this will your place. I've visited this place twice int he past and have yet to see anything much newer at this museum. There used to be many more robots when this was at the Computer Museum of Boston (now closed and moved to California). The mechanized art... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is an awesome museum to visit. Great explanations of the research done by MIT students, some fascinating interactive exhibitions (which is great to play with) and some very sad looking, but adorable robots. Also the museum shop has some really cool stuff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the museum is not very large. im not a science and architerture master or fan but i do feel like they should have way more to offer. i end you here because my friend really wanted to go. he said that he enjoyed his time there but i know he wasnt WOWed. i

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The displays are interesting and some are interactive. videos are interesting about different areas science and technology have contributed to making for safer air travel and discovering better treatments for cancer patients. The exhibits about photography are truly amazing about Harold Edgerton. This is not a museum that is featured in the typical travel guides for Boston, but worth the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I thought it would be a nice place to visit for my science buff and there was a scheduled robotic contest but I was a little disappointed. Only a few students at the contest with Lego robotics kits they put together. It was smaller then expected they did have some cool exhibits but I expected more from MIT. My teen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice little diversion, but not really a "destination". Some cool exhibits. Harold Edgerton stuff is especially interesting to me. Plasma exhibits and the geek/hacking stuff are also pretty neat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was somewhat disappointed with my visit here. Was expecting some updated technology and a bigger museum overall. Most of the exhibits lacked that wow factor.

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Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was MIT. I expected something cutting edge, designed to stimlate a new generation of scientists to achieve great things. Instead I got some out of date technology in displays in glass cases, together with some dubious artwork. Even the gift shop failed to get me to buy anything. Suprisingly small, and probably not worth the $10 a person entrance... More 

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