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MIT Museum

Official Website:MIT Museum
Location:265 Massachusetts Ave. Bildg. N52, Cambridge, MA map
Phone:617-253-4444
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Museums
Other Ideas: Peabody Essex Museum (PEM); Old Sturbridge Village; Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Harvard Museum of Natural History


MIT MuseumThe MIT Museum is home to world renowned collections in science and technology, holography, architecture and design, and nautical engineering.

The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits as well as an array of public programs. MIT Museum is a showcase for MIT innovation past, present, and future.

The MIT Museum's regular exhibits are not hands-on. With younger children, visit when there are scheduled programs for families and young people.

Exhibits
Ever see a woman turn into a tiger? A chair explode and reassemble itself? Your own shadow freeze? The museum's main exhibition center features a host of science and technology exhibitions, including Holography: The Light Fantastic and some mesmerizing moving sculptures.

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HoursTop

Open daily 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
Closed major holidays see below. Wed. Dec. 24th, the Museum will be closed at 2:00 p.m.


CostTop

Adults: $10.00; youth under 18, students, seniors: $5:00; children under age 5: free
MIT ID: Free
Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.


TipsTop

  • There's plenty of metered parking nearby.
ReviewsTop

For older kids
This museum is a fantastic resource, but needs more interpretive stuff. Our trip was successful because a) I have a ten-year-old who likes science, b) there were some MIT students explaining a project and c) my husband, a scientist, explained other stuff. I would suggest going when there's an organized demo. Lots of great food nearby!
My Kids Love It For An Hour Or Two
This is a great little museum. But it is 'little' - it's not a whole day activity or even a half day. But it's perfect for Sunday mornings (when it's free) for an hour or two.

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