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2024 April Science Vacation Week at MIT

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Dates:Monday, April 15, 2024 - Thursday, April 18, 2024
Hours:10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ages:Kids, Teens
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Learn Something

Come on your own, with friends, or bring the whole family to the museum for a special week of programming.

Free with admission unless otherwise noted.

Please note, activities and their start/finish times might need adjusting.

Please check back in mid-March for the final schedule.

Monday, April 15

11:00am-1:00pm Learning Lab: Microscopy
1:30-4:00pm Maker Hub: Automata

Tuesday, April 16

11:00am-1:00pm Exchange: Microscopy
1:30-4:30pm Maker Hub: Automata
2:00-3:00pm Cart: Curious Calculators
3:30-4:30pm Family and Friends Workshop: Lazer Cutting (see below for details and registration)

Wednesday, April 17

11:00AM-1:00pm Exchange: Microscopy
1:30-4:30pm Maker Hub: Automata
2:00-3:00pm Cart: Fruit Music

Thursday, April 18

11:00AM-1:00pm Exchange: Microscopy
1:30-4:30pm Maker Hub: Automata
2:00-3:00pm Cart: CRISPR
3:30-4:30pm Family and Friends Workshop: Materials Testing (see below for details and registration)

Friday, April 19

11:00am-1:00pm Learning Lab: Microscopy
1:30-4:30pm Maker Hub: Automata

Saturday, April 20

10:00am-5:00pm Space Day
11:00am-1:00pm Learning Lab: Microscopy
1:30-4:00pm Maker Hub: Automat

Sunday, April 21

11:00am-1:00pm Learning Lab: Microscopy
1:30-4:00pm Maker Hub: Automata

Tuesday April 16

3:304:30pm

Family and Friends Workshop: Laser Cutting


Get hands-on with real engineering tools and equipment as you create your own light-up acrylic display!

Using our laser cutter and other maker tools, work together to build a personalized keepsake.

This workshop is designed for families and friends working in small groups.

Children must be age 13 and above with at least one adult.

Workshop price includes museum admission, so please feel free to arrive early and explore beforehand.

$20 Adults
$15 Youth (ages 13 and above)

Registration to follow

Thursday April 18

3:304:30pm

Family and Friends Workshop: Biomaterial Testing


Can we turn to nature for the materials of the future?

Come test the strength and flexibility of biologically derived materials while you learn about their potential in everything from sustainable packaging to medical devices.

This workshop is designed for families and friends working in small groups.

Children must be age 11 and above with at least one adult.

Workshop price includes museum admission, so please feel free to arrive early and explore beforehand.

$15 Adults
$10 Youth (ages 11 and above)

Registration to follow

COST↑ top

Free with Museum Admission

WEBSITE↑ top

mitmuseum.mit.edu/programs/2024-april-school-vacation-week

LOCATION↑ top

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

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