Public Programs

Explore the fascinating world of MIT—cutting-edge research, engineering, and innovations—at performances, talks, programs, hands-on workshops, festivals, and more.

Idea Hub

Idea Hub

Weekends, noon–4 p.m.

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3-D programs, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 

How to Make a Superhero

October 29, 2016

Have you ever wondered what goes into becoming a superhero? What is a supersuit made out of and how hard it is to maintain a secret identity?

MIT The Campus Guide - Book Talk and Signing

November 2, 2016

Join us for a book-talk and signing with Douglass Shand-Tucci, author of MIT: The Campus Guide.

Girls Day

November 5, 2016 and 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.

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

Friday, November 25, 2016

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

Science on Saturday

Science on Saturday

2016 - 2017 programming

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

Evening Discussion Series

Evening Discussion Series


The MIT Museum hosts a wide variety of evening programs for adults, about an even wider variety of research topics.

Feb Fest

February 20–25, 2017

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

Cambridge Science Festival

April 14 - 23, 2017

Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, come enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.

What's on!

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