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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
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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This was very fun. It is very family friendly. I have to admit I teach Physical Science, so I was right at home. The exhibits were at a level that the average 8th grader could... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had no plans to go to this museum but received complimentary tickets from outlet hotel. Our children (ages 9&11) LOVED all the hands on activities. In fact the both agreed that they liked this more than the Museum of Science! Absolutely would go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was very fun. It is very family friendly. I have to admit I teach Physical Science, so I was right at home. The exhibits were at a level that the average 8th grader could understand. Many were interactive which enhanced the museum experience. The interactive ones could be uploaded and emailed to oneself to be shared later. Downstairs was... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have to admit, I got kinda bored. Maybe I just don't get it. I was expecting something else. A lot of former MIT projects on display. Liked the hologram exhibit, but definitely not a must-see. Meh.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Want to know how we got to here from there? I really enjoyed the tech on display (and lots of hands-on, too!) showcasing the advancements driven by MIT in the last few decades. Truly inspiring and interesting for any gadget/tech geek. Don't pass it up!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool. We've come so far in terms of technology today that alot of the museum displays seem underwhelming. When put into perspective of time there are some amazing people and ideas that came out of mit. Loved the moving mechanical displays.

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Cary, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids love robotics, so we thought this museum might be interesting. It was okay, but not a good value for $10 for adults and $5 for students. There just wasn't a lot to see. We did get to make paper circuit cards in the discovery room, which was fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed this, including my 12 and 14 year olds. Even though it isn't very big there was a lot to do and it was very interactive. We spent about 1.5 hours and could have stayed even longer. It was a nice surprise - better than expected.

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MITMuseum, Public Relations Manager at MIT Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for coming by, and really glad to hear that your teens liked the Museum. It's always fun to be surprised when you travel, I think - especially in a good way :) Josie Patterson Marketing Director, MIT Museum More 

Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first floor was a poorly designed and boring experience. It was just walls of texts with images and encouraging you to look at videos on your phone (which didn't even work).It was trying to explain so many different topics and it explained everything badly. It was designed by students, which is cute, but I wish they would had used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brings together all the different schools within MIT and shows their contributions and how they have changed us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum for curious minds, people who like seeing simple robotics in action, didn't expect it to be this good. Also, check out the photography section and see water drops in motion.

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