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MIT Museum

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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...more
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265 Massachusetts Ave, Mit Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139-4118
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One floor museum but full of interesting MIT creations! 1-2 hours visit will do and you won't regret a single penny from the 10 bucks spend on the ticket!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's all about technology - from hovercrafts to weird pulleys and cranks and rotating heads! A fun place where physics meets art. There was also a fascinating special exhibit of the hand sketches of the Nobel prize winning Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Wonderful and fascinating.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my 21 year old neuroscience student daughter and we had a great time. We happened to go on a Sunday and were gladly surprised that admission was free. It’s a small museum but you can spend from 30 minutes to 3 hours...More

Thank Edith F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

er engineer to enjoy this. Both exhibit and the otherwise great shop show to me a fairly desperate attempt by engineers to look cool through a naff self-conscious irony. And the problem of course is that even Elon sucks these days! Mathlete humor. I know...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The MIT museum is a great museum particularly for those with an engineering bent. The displays are kept current and do change from time to time so worth revisiting.

Thank Barnycanbill
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Worth a look if you have time and are really into engineering but overall it's a very small museum given the admission price.

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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We go to the museum two to three times a year, when they have new exhibits. It is a pleasure every single time as we always discover new things.

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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

The MIT is a great space for business functions and much interesting memorabilia. And the location is great. be there or be square!

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Come here. This is a two-floor museum with static, active, and interactive displays and art forms, and an excellent museum store.

Thank JBPortland
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you are thinking about walking from Harvard to MIT, please stop by here.The admission $10.You will see many amazing scientific wonders here!

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leafpeeper98
November 30, 2016|
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Response from ACWR | Reviewed this property |
I teach 9th grade physical science/earth science and geometry. This museum is geared for younger students. The hands on activities were fun but again 6th graders would be a more appropriate audience.
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December 20, 2015|
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Here is the latest info: Adults: $10.00; Under 18, students, seniors: $5:00. Free admission: MIT alumni and a guest; children under 5; and on the last Sunday of each month, Sept. through June. NOTE: all MIT Museum sites... More
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