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

PLEASE NOTE: The Polaroid Talks have been cancelled through May 2020.

Microscopic view of pollen

SEM Small Talk

Spring 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All drop-in activities are suspended while the museum remains close. Drop by and watch as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) magnifies objects over 5000 times.

abstract structure

Teen Science Café

March 28, 2020, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled. 

Cambridge Science Festival

April 18 - 26, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Cambridge Science Festival has been cancelled. 

Idea Hub hands-on activity

Idea Hub


PLEASE NOTE: all drop-in activities are suspended while the museum remains closed. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops have been cancelled.

What's on!

The Museum is closed until further notice.