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Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
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Other Ideas: Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Institute for the U.S. Senate; Boston Children's Museum; Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House - Home of the Alcotts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA); Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

mit museum photoThe MIT Museum is has taken up residence in the newly imagined MIT Kendall Gateway, occupying more than 58,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms, and state-of-the-art program and performance spaces.

The 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.

For more ideas on places to visit in Boston for all ages, our Things to do in Boston guide is a great place to start! We've compiled some of our favorite spots for you right here.

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Open daily. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The MIT Museum Store is open daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

The museum is Closed on the following days:
New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
Independence Day (July 4)
Thanksgiving (Nov 24)
Christmas Eve (Dec 24)
Christmas (Dec 25)
New Year’s Eve 3 p.m. closing (Dec 31)

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Adults $18
Seniors 65+ $15
Youth (18 and under) $10
College students with ID $10
Child (5 and under) Free



314 Main Street | Building E-28, Cambridge, MA, 02142 map
Phone: (617) 253-5927

The MIT Museum is conveniently located next to the MBTA Kendall/MIT Inbound subway train stop in the mixed-use office building located at 314 Main Street. Our entrance is at the rear of the building directly across from the MIT Welcome Center.

MIT Museum
314 Main Street
Gambrill Center
Building E-28
Cambridge, MA 02142

Take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall/MIT station

The 64, 68, and 85 lines stop near the MIT Museum. The #1 bus stops on Massachusetts Avenue, about a 15-minute walk.

Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find. Whenever possible, we suggest you use public transportation or a taxi/rideshare service. For rates and locations of garages in the area, please check online.

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  • There's plenty of metered parking nearby.

4-starFor 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!
4-starMy 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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