Other Ideas: Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts; Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH); Charles Hayden Planetarium; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA); The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss
The 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.
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.
There are many interesting museums to visit in Boston - peruse our Boston Museums guide to find out which one you should visit next.
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.
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.
265 Massachusetts Ave. Bildg. N52, Cambridge, MA map
- There's plenty of metered parking nearby.
For older kidsThis 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 TwoThis 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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