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.
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.
Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer.
Have you ever wondered what makes a superhero super? What is a supersuit made out of and how hard it is to maintain a secret identity?
Calling all teens! Don’t miss this exciting new event connecting local teens with MIT scientists and each other.
An evening of conversation, demonstrations, and celebration of the sea.
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.
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.
Featured and Special Events
Both/And, an inventive one-act play is part comedy, part poetry, and all inquiry into a major scientific experiment taking place right now.
Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.
Take a peep at some unusual holograms rarely before shown in public. Arouse your interest in these mesmerizing 3-D images and hear from art & scientific experts. Crafted cocktails and other decadent treats on hand. 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.