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Address: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
Phone Number: +1 617-253-5927
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of...

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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All I can say is some people are incredibly smart!! It's amazing what our minds are capable of. Fun to see all the displays!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dublin, Texas
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are at all interested in robotics, AI, or creative technology, then this is a must. It is quite a small museum and takes about an hour to see it all. The robots were my favourites but most of the technology is explained in very simple terms with some hands on exhibits too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice inventions. It's good to know how we are advanced in research. The souvenir store is the best part of the museum, several stuffs to get you, prepare the $$$

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have got to visit this museum! It is one of the best! Future thinking, lots of inventions, so much info I could have spent two days and still not have satisfied my curiosity! Go, Go, Go!!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for geeks. The whole family enjoyed the interactive displays created by MIT students and technology history.

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Dublin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I can say is some people are incredibly smart!! It's amazing what our minds are capable of. Fun to see all the displays!

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Thank KarenHawkinson
Laval, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is mostly aimed on the MIT itself: science projects by students, blue prints of the campus buildings, some of its best achievements. The kinetic sculptures were interesting (mix of art and science), but the holo and robots exhibits were pretty old, and the 3D printing workshop was crowded and not that great. The lady that was there was... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Geeks paradise. Technology challenged people should go somewhere else. Great robotics pieces from the 90`S...

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I really loved this museum, especially the kinetic sculptures which are fascinating. You press a pedal to see them in motion. There is also a great interactive section and you can send the photos you produce to your e-mail. This is a good place to take teenagers, my boys (12 and 19) preferred it to the science museum. Interesting shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

gem of a small museum. Not just for those interested in science.Exhibits are visually attractive. Geared for slightly older kids , some interactive exhibits. A fun museum, small, manageable , pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. Not crowded except for weekends and still not mobbed like most places. Entrance fee is also reasonable.

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Brossard, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Really cool things to look at but quite frankly not worth the detour. Everything dating from 1999 or prior and you'll breeze through in less than an hour. We got in free because of hotel le méridien special but would have been disappointed if I had paid

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