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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
+1 617-253-5927
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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, artificial intelligence and original research that has shaped the world. FebFest and the Cambridge Science Festival fill winter and spring school vacation weeks, while the very fun "Friday After Thanksgiving" chain reaction event is held nearby at an MIT gymnasium, while produced by the Museum. The MIT Museum also has a physical and online science-themed store, and the galleries are available for small functions. Located in the Central Square Cultural District the MIT Museum is surrounded by unique restaurants, theaters, music venues and a renowned local ice cream store. Look for our yellow chairs!
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  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This visit blew my mind. I’m a student of innovation and appreciate edgy creations. The exhibits on display showcased the beauty of the human mind to create fascinating art and push the limits of tech to do good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the coolest museums I have ever seen. Particularly enjoyed the section devoted to the human brain. Bought a hoodie from the gift shop. Well worth the time and money spent to see this museum!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the first glance, the place looks to be a small and have weird mechanical displays. They have a gift shop in the center as you come, it so people can come in to shop and not have to pay admission to see the exhibit....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The MIT Museum is a great venue for lectures and other events. The curators do a great job organizing thought-provoking exhibits. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the neighborhood.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I found it intreesting, but a little below my expectations. I enjoyed the section about the human brain and the kinetic sculptures. I expected to see more exhibits and displayed in a captivating way...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many areas of displays created by MIT students and professors. We really enjoyed the AI (Artificial Intelligence) exhibits and the Gestural Engineering kinetic sculptures the best. This is a fun, interactive place to spend a few hours and admission is very reasonable. It...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum in centre of Cambridge covering key inventions and ideas in science and design. Really interesting ago follow development of technology.Loved it.

Thank cdab
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing experience and the team at the MIT museum are so knowledgeable and friendly. It may say MIT, but is about innovation that has come out of MIT, not the history of MIT. The musical machines were also a highlight.

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

nostalgia, pride of being in MIT, inventions and more on display shopping at the store for various invention items that are of use and keep us in awe.

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting a lot more exhibits and variety looks kind of run down and not that diversified however if you are into bio and science/tech this will be the place to learn and explore

1  Thank Robert R
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leafpeeper98
November 30, 2016|
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Response from ACWR | Reviewed this property |
I teach 9th grade physical science/earth science and geometry. This museum is geared for younger students. The hands on activities were fun but again 6th graders would be a more appropriate audience.
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December 20, 2015|
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Response from Buffalomathprofessor | Reviewed this property |
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
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