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Address: 265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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+1 617-253-5927
10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of...

The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science, and technology, as well as events, programs, and weekend demonstrations.

People from around the world come to visit and learn about holograms, kinetic art, artificial intelligence and original research that has shaped the world. FebFest and the Cambridge Science Festival fill winter and spring school vacation weeks, while the very fun "Friday After Thanksgiving" chain reaction event is held nearby at an MIT gymnasium, while produced by the Museum.

The MIT Museum also has a physical and online science-themed store, and the galleries are available for small functions.

Located in the Central Square Cultural District the MIT Museum is surrounded by unique restaurants, theaters, music venues and a renowned local ice cream store. Look for our yellow chairs!

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Good value at $10, but it's quite a small place

$10 entrance free good value (personally, I expected it to be more). Very much enjoyed the robotics and hologram exhibits. It's quite a small place and, unless you read all the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

$10 entrance free good value (personally, I expected it to be more). Very much enjoyed the robotics and hologram exhibits. It's quite a small place and, unless you read all the info for the exhibits, you're probably in and out in under 30 minutes easily. There is, of course, a gift shop. We walked to the museum from the other... More 

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Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Studying at MIT was an amazing experience. The museum is a perfect summary of the past, present and future for all this crazy group of people that enjoy with engineering

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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small one but has good collection of MIT invented items and themes. Holograms are nicely explained so is robotics. But could be much bigger considering the might of MIT. The MIT area also nice to walk around - we took our daughter around for some inspiration...tool cold though.

Thank Sanjeev P
Staten Island, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed it with kids! They loved leaning about the technology behind many inventions. Holograms were the most fun! Was well worth a visit!

Thank Marinka22
Brunswick, GA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with great exhibits. The upstairs exhibit that features a mix of art and mechanics was excellent. Our visit was during the Cambridge science festival and there were several groups of MIT students sharing their research projects. It was fascinating.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were expecting more from this museum. Only 2 floors, first floor was mostly comprised of entrance and gift shop. Some exhibits were being installed as we visited. What they did have on display was impressive but it was not a lot. This is a great place for kids who are into robotics and adults whom appreciate small, quick museum... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

We had fun exploring the evolution of robots produced by this institution. Also really enjoyed the hands-on components.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I rated as very good in the sense of very good for students and children. For a person who has more in-depth knowledge of technology etc. this will not be something 'wows' them (especially when you consider the admission fee). It has some 'cool' displays and interesting historical work.

Thank banj2015
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A small but much overlooked place. Kids get excited and you learn new stuff. We visited it 10 years ago and it has really improved since then. It is the Isabella Stewart Garner of Science at Boston...

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

First, it was a bit disappointing since I wanted to see robots and more interesting things. This museum is really small compare to others famous places in the area but the entrance is not that expensive so... I guess you get what you paid for. They have nice exhibitions with real pieces of the human intellect and engineering. You can... More 

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