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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, MIT Bldg N52, Cambridge, MA 02139
617 253 4444
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Ranked #11 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful place filled with the inventions and whimsy that can only come from engineer artists. It is huge (start on second floor). You will be amazed. Our grandchildren, ages 6 and 9 loved it. We all had trouble leaving as we kept finding more and more to look at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

interesting technical presentations of MIT's involvement in robotics, Polaroid photography, and kinetic art. Surprisingly, some of the video presentations could use better audio to complement the videos.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Quite small, but packed with interesting exhibitions and nerdy facts. When I visited they had lots of robots, holograms and a bunch of kinetic sculptures.

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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Photography exhibit of large machines and artful mechanical devices that I guess showed some artists are mechanical. It was pretty thin otherwise. I though a Rube Goldberg exhibit would have fit right in.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great presentation of Robotics dept. on the 2nd floor, with just enough history show and actual models. Very interesting Holograms and Mechanical "curiosities" dept's. Somewhat disapointing 1st floor computers-related presentation: I expected more interactive shows. Definitely a good place to visit with your high-schooler.

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orange county, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Its a bit of a walk from the nearest T stop, but we greatly enjoyed our visit. Not the things you usually see in a museum. And browsing their gift shop is about as fun as the exhibits :-).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The museum is cool but what makes it great is the kinetic sculpture exhibit of Arthur Ganson. It is out of this world cool

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Small is beautiful in this museum combining science and art - exhibits included kinetic sculpture, history of slide rules, holograms, current MIT projects. Free on the last Sunday of each month.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

MIT isn't known as the most user-friendly place, however the museum is great! It's somewhat small and parts of it seem a bit dusty (even of they're not), however there are many interesting things to see here, including many examples of early robots. Some exhibits are definitely for older kids and adults, yet even the young ones will find something... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Boston is a great museum city, and whilevthe museum at MIT isn't one of the major institutions, I found it to be a most enjoyable spot. The first floor highlights major research and technological development rooted in the campus. (Among my favorite of these exhibits was a series of short whiteboard talks by students explaining the Internet.) Upstairs, there is... More

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