Public Programs

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

Microscopic view of pollen

SEM Small Talk

Saturdays, December 7 and 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Drop-by and gather around a scanning electron microscope (SEM) on loan to the Museum. Chat with MIT students and researchers who will explain their ongoing research and how microscopy plays a role. Test drive the microscope yourself, and watch as objects are magnified over 5,000 times.

Close-up photo of water droplet

Physics and Photography Workshop for Adults

December 13, 2019, 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.

Graphic for Polaroid Spotlight Tours

Polaroid Spotlight Tours

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.

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. 

What's on!

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