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MIT Museum
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Ranked #8 of 84 things to do in Cambridge
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nice exhibits, very well organized. I was there for a private function. Museum on the small side. The exhibits where informative.

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Honestly, where else are you going to see the breaking edge robots of Artificial Intelligence research. Don't care- then skip this museum. Freaking excited about it- come on in.

Another display explains the MIT tradition of hacking(techno-practical jokes like a Dr Who dalek on top of a campus building). Display includes the remains of a piano dropped from many stories and the sequential photography recording the event.

Receding glaciers and whimsical art are other displays.

It is a galloping good place to let your imagination and techno-creativity loose to run around a bit.

Crazy fun baby gifts and other gifts in store too. Baby shirt with verbal software instructions for taking care of the baby ending with last option if all else has failed "Don't break it"

Thank Eacoy
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a great museum. Lots of interactive exhibits - ideal for kids and curious adults; anyone interested in the science of everyday stuff. They frequently have free events for the public, so be sure to pay attention to their newsletter or ask the front information desk about upcoming events, lectures, seminars and demonstrations. Very nerdy, but in a very approachable way. Oh, and they have a fantastic gift shop.

Thank Alex H
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

If you are the type to walk past exhibits without spending much time reading and interacting with them, then this will be a very short visit. It is a small museum if you just look at the size and floor plan, however every corner is packed with little tidbits of tech history and gadgets for you to play with. It oozes MIT culture. There are some nice, very current exhibits on the 1st floor on what current MIT researchers are working on. Sometimes there are very cool events, so check the online calender. If you are visiting MIT campus, you can swing on by the museum, then walk over to Toscinini's around the corner for some great ice cream. If you like what you see in the Museum, then you should definitely visit the actual campus (e.g. go to the new Media Lab, explore the Stata Center, walk through the lobby of the Koch Institute).

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

I just discovered this gem of a museum on a walk through the MIT campus. They had a photography exhibit, a hologram exhibit and a robot exhibit. All of the exhibits were well designed and explanations were perfect for entertainment and educational purposes. What a fun find.

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