Public Programs

Explore the fascinating world of MIT—cutting-edge research, engineering, and innovations—at performances, talks, programs, hands-on workshops, festivals, and more. Learn more about our public programs.


Inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and art in students grades 6–12. Our hands-on workshops include a guided introduction to related museum exhibitions and current research at MIT. Also available for adult and senior groups by request. Learn more about our workshops.


Are you passionate about science, technology, and art? Would you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with museum visitors of all ages? Join our education and public programs team as a volunteer! Learn more about volunteering.

Featured and Special Events

June 6 - 20, 2020

Join in a two-week celebration of documenting the world through photography. After a kick-off webinar, take and share your own images then come back for a final event, and meet winners from the MIT Koch Institute's annual photography contest who will discuss their work, and pick their favorites from your submissions.


The saying goes, studying at MIT is like 'drinking from a firehose.'  Hear from experts in their fields in these webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team.


On April 16, we posed a single question on Twitter asking “How has technology kept your life together, when the world seemed to be falling apart?” We are grateful for the very thoughtful, sometimes quite personal responses we received. See what people are saying. Then join the conversation.


Join us as we take our popular maker-space activities live. Build, tinker, and test your skills in fun activities with the guidance of museum staff and other guests. 


All cooped up and running out of STEAM? Here are some MIT-based resources for students, parents, and teachers to keep you busy.


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