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mit museum - new location opening oct 2 2022 photoThe MIT Museum at 265 Mass Ave has permanently closed.

The MIT Museum is preparing to take up residence in the newly imagined MIT Kendall Gateway, where it will occupy more than 58,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms, and state-of-the-art program and performance spaces.

The projected opening date for the new Museum is October 2, 2022.

Currently visitors are invited to visit the MIT Museum Store which is now open at 314 Main Street, Cambridge next to the Kendall/MIT inbound T-station. The store is open daily 10AM-6PM.

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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.

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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The new museum shop is open daily 10AM-6PM
Museum is set to open on October 2, 2022

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314 Main Street, Cambridge, MA map
Phone: 617-253-4444

Located ext to the Kendall/MIT inbound T-station.

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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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