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

September 14, 2020

Gather your friends, roommates, and Zoom-mates to test your knowledge of quirky factoids and Institute curiosities. 

September 2, 2020

Join us for our monthly evening programs of making and tinkering with plenty of geeky conversation and playful experimentation. MIT researchers will supply the know-how to help us build a variety of whimsical and creative contraptions using everyday objects and materials.

October 2, 2020

Girls Day, offered twice a year, celebrates women who are exploring, researching, and innovating in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our fall 2020 program will focus on the intersection of art and science.


Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. 


Hear from experts in their fields in these webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team.


On April 16, we posed a single question on Twitter asking “How has technology kept your life together, when the world seemed to be falling apart?” We are grateful for the very thoughtful, sometimes quite personal responses we received. See what people are saying. Then join the conversation.


Join us as we take our popular maker-space activities live. Build, tinker, and test your skills in fun activities with the guidance of museum staff and other guests. 


All cooped up and running out of STEAM? Here are some MIT-based resources for students, parents, and teachers to keep you busy.