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Address: 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139
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+1 617-253-5927
10:00 am - 5:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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It's easy to spend a few hours at the museum. The robotics and visual perception exhibits are excellent, as are the holorgraphy an kinetic art displays. Worth a special trip to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw so many wonderful exhibits at the MIT Museum, it's hard to know what to highlight, but here goes. My favorites included the kinetic sculptures (with foot pedals to set them into motion), the holograms, the art glass (designed with the aid of a software program), and the scientific photography exhibit. I loved the way each merged art (lots... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

$10 a person. It was very interesting museum. Lots of displays about robots and mechanical engineering. Worth a visit. Takes about 1 1/2 hours to see.

Thank maxrebos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful assortment of visual displays, photos, and working robotics models, as well as more artistic sections on science photography, holography, and a really terrific show on the addictive kinetic sculptures of Ganson. Kids will love all the hands on, but adults can play with enthusiasm, too. And there is much to learned if you care to delve deeper; but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easy to spend a few hours at the museum. The robotics and visual perception exhibits are excellent, as are the holorgraphy an kinetic art displays. Worth a special trip to a unique museum

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit included grandparents and three boys, aged 3, 8. 9. Compared to the Museum of Science, it is much more reasonably priced (on street metered parking), reasonably sized, very very well-staffed with helpful docents, and many hands on activities. These included a touch-screen computer to create glass designs (MIT has a terrific glass lab), a pinball machine without the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Interested in application of technology? Robotics, kinetic sculptures, holograms, photography and more? What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours looking at a number of mesmerising and engaging items. Would totally recommend it to anybody looking for something to do. Gift shop was full of stocking fillers for a broad audience, it's only a pity I wasn't looking... More 

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boston, ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Took my 3 and 5 year old, they were fascinated by the robots, holograms, and kinetic sculptures. I enjoyed the fact it was small and quiet.

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Prairieville, LA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I was disappointed in this museum. The holograms sounded really interesting but wasn't impressive. I guess I was thinking more life size holograms instead of these few small ones. The robots weren't interesting to me either since they weren't functioning, just pieces of them. My favorite part was the kinetic sculptures (Gestural Engineering) but they didn't take long to look... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is one of the best museums I've ever visited. I've been to Europe, Asia, SA,NA and I'm very impressed by this museum. It has a lot of interesting facts about advances in tech., science and art. It is a GREAT example of what a strong science and visual arts mind can achieve. The exhibit was also highly entertaining to... More 

Thank Ann H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this museum. I'm not an engineer and don't completely understand most technology but I have to say, this museum was fabulous. The robotics were fascinating and the displays were comprehensive. The moving sculptures were so clever. I was completely enthralled. I've taken house guests there and the museum has never failed to entertain and excite!!

Thank Jolize S

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