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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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Our first surprise was that we arrived the only day that the entrance was free. The exhibition on the second floor on Artificial Intelligence was very interesting, included the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the motorized sculptures were intricate and fascinating and the early applications photography were interesting. But some displays were stale

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first surprise was that we arrived the only day that the entrance was free. The exhibition on the second floor on Artificial Intelligence was very interesting, included the section on holography and the new inventions of MIT students.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If our family had paid the full price for this, I may have been disappointed. But as we had purchased them at a discounted price, I felt good about it. The first floor was interesting to my 9 year old as it was about the internet, but my 7 year old was bored. However, the second floor had lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this on the last day and it was well worth it. The explanations were suited to all audiences and the interactive machines were fascinating.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard great reviews about this place and decided to go here instead of the science museum, it was a shame as there wasn't that much to see and do. Don't waste your money on it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great afternoon experience with older kids. Loved all of the exhibits . . . learned a lot. We walked from the museum to the MIT campus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a tour based on the GO card we had purchased. The museum is 2 floors. 1st floor had newer items while the 2nd had a big display on robots, holograms, some weird mechanical art work and history of MIT. The museum is informative and can be interesting if you are willing to read the panels and spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great way to spend an hour or two and spark some interesting conversation with the kids. Lots of ideas. Lots of buttons to press and robots, holograms, photography and questions about common things in life. Cost $30 for a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 children.

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