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. 

Girls Day

November and March

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.

Feb Fest

February 20–24, 2017

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

Cambridge Science Festival

April 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.

Chain Reactions

Register for contraption workshops or learn more about them in the Idea Hub.

What's on!

Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events

September 5, 2016 - Labor Day

Museum closed

September 6 - October 7, 2016

Temporary Closure: Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

September 17, 2016

Living in the Future: Where Science Fiction Meets Science Reality