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.

Workshops

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.

Volunteering

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.

Weekends

Weekends, noon–4 p.m.

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3-D programs, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 

Featured and Special Events

November and March

In November and March we honor the contributions of women in science and encourage young girls to stay excited about all things STEM.

April 2017

Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, come enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.

School Vacation Fun

Friday, November 25, 2016

Register to participate or just observe this massive chain reaction made up of dozens of individual devices designed by teams from all over the country.

February 20–24, 2017

Enjoy February school holiday week at the MIT Museum with hands-on learning activities and demonstrations each day.

Engage

What's on!

Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

September 5, 2016 - Labor Day

Museum closed

September 6 - October 7, 2016

Temporary Closure: Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

September 17, 2016

Living in the Future: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Reality