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

April 18 - 26, 2020

Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, we invite you to join us for daily activities and events that explore the possibilities of science and other STEM topics.

March 14, 2020

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

Feb 13, Mar 24, Apr 21, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a unique workshop on the physics of light and photography as part of the Museum’s ongoing program series related to The Polaroid Project.


Second Saturday of each month through June 2020

Explore The Polaroid Project with guest scientists, artists, and designers who will share their unique perspectives on particular aspects of the exhibition. Limited tickets will be available at 1:30 p.m.

Spring 2020

Drop-by and gather around a scanning electron microscope (SEM) on loan to the Museum.


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

School Vacation Fun

February 17 – 22, 2020

Join us for Feb Fest, our annual celebration during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more. 


What's on!

Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

January 15

Museum Store closed

February 17-22

Feb Fest

Second Saturdays

Polaroid Spotlight Talks


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