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

September 24, 2020

Join us for an evening discussion with author Thomas Levenson and his friend and fellow science writer Carl Zimmer as they explore the intersection of science, math, and the birth of the modern financial system by way of Levenson’s newly published book, Money for Nothing. 


The MIT Museum is organizing a study group in conjunction with MIT Biology’s publicly available course on the coronavirus and pandemic.

September 14, 2020

Gather your friends, roommates, and Zoom-mates to test your knowledge of quirky factoids and Institute curiosities. 

October 3, 2020

Girls Day, offered twice a year, celebrates women who are exploring, researching, and innovating in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our fall 2020 program will focus on the intersection of art and science.




Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. 


Hear from experts in their fields in these webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team.


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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