Public Programs

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

Polaroid Spotlight Talks

Polaroid Spotlight Talks

Second Saturday of each month through June 2020

Explore The Polaroid Project with guest scientists, artists, and designers who will share their unique perspectives on particular aspects of the exhibition. Limited tickets will be available at 1:30 p.m.

Microscopic view of pollen

SEM Small Talk

Spring 2020

Drop-by and gather around a scanning electron microscope (SEM) on loan to the Museum.

Visitors exploring an exhibition

Feb Fest

February 17 – 22, 2020

Join us for Feb Fest, our annual celebration during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more. 

graphic for Girls Day March 2020

Girls Day: All Eyes on Science

March 14, 2020

Each November and March, we honor the contributions of women in science and encourage girls to stay excited about all things STEM.

Cambridge Science Festival

April 18 - 26, 2020

Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, we invite you to join us for daily activities and events that explore the possibilities of science and other STEM topics.

Idea Hub hands-on activity

Idea Hub


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

Close-up photo of water droplet

Physics and Photography Workshop for Adults

Feb 13, Mar 24, Apr 21, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a unique workshop on the physics of light and photography as part of the Museum’s ongoing program series related to The Polaroid Project.

What's on!

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

January 15

Museum Store closed

February 17-22

Feb Fest

Second Saturdays

Polaroid Spotlight Talks


Idea Hub