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, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 

Spring 2017

Spring into Science Saturdays with MIT students as they "show and tell" the amazing work they are creating on campus. Topics for additional sessions will be announced, so check back here to see the latest schedule and plan your visit.  Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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, enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.

School Vacation Fun

November 24, 2017

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

February 20–25, 2017

Enjoy February school holiday week at the MIT Museum with hands-on learning activities and demonstrations each day.

Evenings

Spring 2017 - February 28, March 7 and 14

Join us for one or all three salon-style Soap Box Series events held 6-7:30 pm at the MIT Museum. Meet new people and learn about current research in the field.

Fall 2016

INFECTioUS: Conversations on understanding and communicating about disease

Engage

What's on!

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

Upcoming Events

February 20-25
Feb Fest

February 28
Soap Box: Quantum Computers and Philosophy of Science

Weekends
Idea Hub