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

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

Featured and Special Events

December 7, 2019, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

An exciting event connecting local teens with scientists and each other. Check back later for more information including our café theme and how you can register.

Free

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.

December 13, 2019, 7-9 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.

November 29, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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

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