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. 

2016 - 2017 programming

Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. 

Featured and Special Events

March 4, 2017

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

Fill out the form below to register your team for the 19th Annual Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction on November 25, 2016.

April 14 - 23, 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.

Evenings

December 8, 2016

Challenge your science side! Join us for a night of science trivia and short talks by science researchers. See how you'll fare with categories ranging from anatomy to astronomy! 

Fall 2016

INFECTioUS: Conversations on understanding and communicating about disease

Ongoing

The MIT Museum hosts a wide variety of evening programs for adults, about an even wider variety of research topics.

School Vacation Fun

February 20–25, 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. - 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

December 8
Science Showdown: Trivia Night

December 10-11
Idea Hub: Hour of Code

December 13
Early Closing  4 p.m.