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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...more
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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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Visited in Jan 2019 to see Arthur Ganson's kinetic artwork. A photography exhibit called "Sorry, Not Sorry" was also on display, as well as some permanent displays. US$10 for entry. Allocate one or two hours to walk through everything on display.
I always go into these kinds of museums with low expectations, but this one was fantastic. This wasn't just "good for a small museum", it was genuinely fantastic. I was thrilled by the variety in exhibits, and the level of detail that each exhibit went...More
Judging from earlier reviews, the museum had interesting areas on robotics. We went there yesterday and there was a photo gallery, an area on ships, a tiny section on the brain and a mildly interesting display of mechanical gears. No robotics. No history of MIT....More
It's all about technology - from hovercrafts to weird pulleys and cranks and rotating heads! A fun place where physics meets art. There was also a fascinating special exhibit of the hand sketches of the Nobel prize winning Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Wonderful and fascinating.
I went with my 21 year old neuroscience student daughter and we had a great time. We happened to go on a Sunday and were gladly surprised that admission was free. It’s a small museum but you can spend from 30 minutes to 3 hours...More
er engineer to enjoy this. Both exhibit and the otherwise great shop show to me a fairly desperate attempt by engineers to look cool through a naff self-conscious irony. And the problem of course is that even Elon sucks these days! Mathlete humor. I know...More
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Here is the latest info: Adults: $10.00; Under 18, students, seniors: $5:00. Free admission: MIT alumni and a guest; children under 5; and on the last Sunday of each month, Sept. through June. NOTE: all MIT Museum sites... More
Here is the latest info: Adults: $10.00; Under 18, students, seniors: $5:00. Free admission: MIT alumni and a guest; children under 5; and on the last Sunday of each month, Sept. through June. NOTE: all MIT Museum sites are wheelchair accessible.
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What to do? (2 Replies)
Arriving in Boston on the 29th and dropping daughter off at BU on June 30th for camp until July 3rd. Plan on renting a car as we will have to make a trip to Target to get a pillow, snacks, bottled water etc. for daughters sleep away camp and husband and I were planning on visiting the Cape or MV from Tuesday thru Thursday. Spending the 4th in Boston to see fireworks then flying down to DC to visit family (do not want to make the 7+ hour drive). We have been to Boston before and did the...More
June 08, 2014|
What "touristy" things did you do before? And, yes, it's impossible to get tickets to thee Pops on the 4th because there aren't any. It's free, so all you have to do is get there before the other million folks.
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Museums - how long do we need in each?? (14 Replies)
Hi All, Hubby and I are coming to Boston at the end of November. I am trying to sort out our itinery and need to know how long we need in the following Museums Harvard Natural History Museum MIT Museum JFK Museum and Library Science Museum USS Constitution and Museum Can anyonidea of how long each will take to go round? Thanks Sarah
October 24, 2005|
As always it depends on the individual as to how in depth they like to go at any exhibit. Of the museums you have listed, I would most likely spend the most time at the Museum of Science (in addition to exhibits there are shows--planetarium, imax-- they have to offer so you could easily spend an entire day. I've done the JFK Museum in about a 3 hour span. Have been to the MIT Museum which is small. I'd say an hour and a half or two at absolutely most. USS Constitution, went years ago, didn't...More
Starting Itinerary for September Visit (18 Replies)
Hello, My husband and I are visiting Boston from the UK in September. I am starting to put my itinerary together, but I'm a bit clueless as to how long things take to do/get to etc. so any help would be much appreciated! We fly into Boston on the 1st of September and plan to get the Amtrak to NYC on the 7th of September. We are staying in a friend's flat in Waltham so will be renting a car; the plan was to rent one from the airport and then drop it off near south station to get the...More
April 15, 2017|
Just wanted to comment of the Salem day: You should plan to drive there (perhaps that was your plan anyway), as there is no direct public transit from Waltham to Salem; you would need to go into Boston first and then out to Salem, which would waste a lot of your day. Also a suggestion for the coastal drive: You could spend a day visiting Cape Ann (Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex) as well as perhaps Ipswich and Newburyport. Or, you could drive to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and...More