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MIT Museum

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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the mechanical devices exhibition the most, also the vehicles at the first floor. The staff was very friendly and helpful!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vitaliy_Deitery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One floor museum but full of interesting MIT creations! 1-2 hours visit will do and you won't regret a single penny from the 10 bucks spend on the ticket!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Edith F
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aethelred
Reviewed October 21, 2018

The MIT museum is a great museum particularly for those with an engineering bent. The displays are kept current and do change from time to time so worth revisiting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Barnycanbill
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Worth a look if you have time and are really into engineering but overall it's a very small museum given the admission price.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We go to the museum two to three times a year, when they have new exhibits. It is a pleasure every single time as we always discover new things.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

The MIT is a great space for business functions and much interesting memorabilia. And the location is great. be there or be square!

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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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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Maresc46
Aspen, Colorado
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|
Response fromAlanm|
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.
Sarahms
Portskewett, United Kingdom
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|
Response fromMahj|
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
Coral S
Herts
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|
Response fromRoute128North|
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