Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities.
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.
Attention F.A.T. teams! Want help designing your contraption for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction Event? Have an idea but not sure how to get started? Looking for feedback on your designs?
Interested in participating in the Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction Event? Or just want to try building your own Rube Goldberg-esque machine?
Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. Check back for our fall line-up.
Featured and Special Events
In November and March we honor the contributions of women in science and encourage young girls to stay excited about all things STEM.
School Vacation Fun
Help build or just observe this massive chain reaction made up of dozens of individual devices designed by teams from all over the country.
Join Sandy Pentland, MIT Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, Director of the MIT Human Dynamics Laboratory, and Co-leader of the World Economic Forum Big Data & Personal Data Initiatives for an discussion on big data. What is it?
Join Dr. Emile Bruneau, Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication, to explore how human cognitive habits encourage bias, separation, and conflict.
Join MIT Professor Deb Roy, Director of the Laboratory for Social Machines, and Chief Media Scientist at Twitter for an exploartion of ways to see past our differences and understand the humanity of the opposing side.
Join MIT Professor Ceasar McDowell in a salon-style conversation on interpersonal conflicts, including how empathy can be used to overcome tribalism, and creating human connections across lines of ideological division.