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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
+1 617-253-5927
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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"kinetic sculptures"
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"gift shop"
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"second floor"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"moving parts"
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"robot exhibit"
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"on display"
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"cutting edge"
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"cool stuff"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing experience and the team at the MIT museum are so knowledgeable and friendly. It may say MIT, but is about innovation that has come out of MIT, not the history of MIT. The musical machines were also a highlight.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

nostalgia, pride of being in MIT, inventions and more on display shopping at the store for various invention items that are of use and keep us in awe.

Thank Shekar T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting a lot more exhibits and variety looks kind of run down and not that diversified however if you are into bio and science/tech this will be the place to learn and explore

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located few steps from MIT entrance is this place. The muesuem occupies the second and third floor mainly. Though it is small but gives a good glimpse of the technological innovations articulated by MIT whether it be AI, robots, artificial limb, Magnetic resonance, Medical technology,...More

Thank Ashurastogi
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

We went in there because of our curiosity about MIT, why are they so famous and why only smart people can get in. And we think we find our answer even if we only see their museum for just a short period. If you love...More

Thank Sue1562839
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Visited about 4-5 years ago, decided to go again...wonderful thing about this museum is that most of the exhibits change, so it's like going for the first time to learn about new things.

Thank pmmnc
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My husband is an engineer and he found everything in the museum fascinating. The section on prosthetics is very interesting, as is the part on robotic surgery. The hands-on nature of the museum is great for kids.

1  Thank Michele G
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The museum only costs $10 to get into and is interactive, interesting, and fun! Highly recommend visiting if in the area! It’s within walking distance of MIT and Harvard.

Thank summertimefun1234
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a good place to kill an hour or so on a rainy day. Interesting exhibits on robotics and other projects from MIT. Our teenage son loved it.

Thank Kristiesue
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I was a little disappointed with the museum which was included in the Go Boston Card attraction pass. It was a lot smaller than I imagined and I thought it would go into a lot of detail about MIT’s greatest achievements but instead it just...More

Thank VikkiBee
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leafpeeper98
30 November 2016|
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Response from ACWR | Reviewed this property |
I teach 9th grade physical science/earth science and geometry. This museum is geared for younger students. The hands on activities were fun but again 6th graders would be a more appropriate audience.
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21 December 2015|
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Response from Buffalomathprofessor | Reviewed this property |
Here is the latest info: Adults: $10.00; Under 18, students, seniors: $5:00. Free admission: MIT alumni and a guest; children under 5; and on the last Sunday of each month, Sept. through June. NOTE: all MIT Museum sites... More
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