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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 4444
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Ranked #15 of 47 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were recommended the MIT museum by a tour guide earlier in our trip. It's an interesting museum with lots of examples of the work done by MIT students and teachers past and present. I particularly enjoyed the exhibit which showed current MIT students explaining complex technological topics in simple terms. I'd definitely recommend stopping here as part of a... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My 13 yr old, hard to impress, video game-jaded son loved the MIT museum. He was engaged from the get-go, starting with the cool gadgets in the shop while I bought tickets, to the "Make a Paper Skyscraper" activity to the holographic art on display. We had no idea that an 'engineering' school could generate such creative art & designs.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The museum was small. The exhibit of art merged with engineering was good. The rest seemed like high school projects.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you have any interest in science and engineering, this was a very interesting museum to visit. The displays on the history of robotics was well done and informative, the holographic exhibit was fantastic, and the kinetic motion displays were interesting as well. The gift shop had so many neat little things to buy I'm surprised I got out of... More

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Reading the description got us very excited about the opportunity to visit the MIT Museum. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. It is only two floors with most of the gift shop taking up the first floor. At the time they had an exhibit on robotics & artificial intelligence. None of the robots were 'on' or interactive. You just read about what... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a fun and exciting museum. The robots and motion displays where great. The gift shop is filled with interesting stuff. The staff is pleasant and helpful.

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Austin, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The MIT Museum is a nice place to take your kids. The first floor has tons of cool and interactive installations. The second floor has a really cool exhibition of robots.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a private tour of MIT where we were showed the different projects they're working on.. mind blowing stuff!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a wonderful small museum devoted to just a few topics in which MIT engineers have made significant contributions. One of them is holography, and the museum has perhaps the largest collection of holograms that you will ever see. Another is robotics, and one can see how that field has evolved and progressed over the years. There is also... More

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11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Although some reviews suggest this museum is a good spot for young kids, no way! My teen enjoyed it immensely, but if your interest in science is not DEEP, this is worth skipping. And surprisingly, the building itself was poorly designed and not visitor-friendly (no flow, crowded to read info, small spaces and info written above the average citizen). Final... More

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