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. 

2017/18 Programming

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

Featured and Special Events

March 2018

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

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 19–24, 2018

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

Evenings

December 6, 2017

How does one interpret another artist’s intention? Hear about the challenges photographer Charles Fendrock faced while printing vintage, never-before-printed negatives from the Estate of György Kepes.

November 30, 2017

Join Dr. Emile Bruneau and Dr. Karen Ross to explore how human cognitive habits encourage bias, separation, and conflict. 

December 2, 2017

Explore the science of sound and music at our Teen Science Cafe, a fun event connecting local teens with scientists and each other.

Engage

What's on!

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

Friday, November 24, 2017

FAT Chain Reaction Event

Weekends:

Idea Hub