Public Programs

Explore the fascinating world of MIT—cutting-edge research, engineering, and innovations—from the safety of your home.

Cambridge Science Festival 2021

April 2021

Get ready for a month-long celebration of science with this year’s Cambridge Science Festival!

Microscopic Coloring Book

Ongoing

Help us add color to our growing collection of SEM images of everyday (and not so every day) things in our community-wide project. 

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Movie Nights

Ongoing

Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. 

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Hacking Hour

Ongoing

Join us for another evening of making and tinkering inspired by the inventive, inquisitive spirit of the classic MIT hack. Enjoy lively conversation while tackling an engineering challenge with simple materials at home.

Amaryllis to ZZ: Unearthing the Science of Houseplant Care

April 29, 2021

Houseplants have grown increasingly popular over the last year of confinement. Whether a novice or pro, join us and fellow indoor garden enthusiasts for a conversation about the science of houseplant care. 

Virtual Idea Hub

Ongoing

Join us as we take our popular maker-space activities live. Build, tinker, and test your skills in fun activities with the guidance of museum staff and other guests. 

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Virtual Chain Reaction Watch Party

April 30, 2021

Teams of tinkerers have created crazy contraptions in their homes and submitted videos of those contraptions in action.

Getting Crafty with Data Science

Ongoing

Data visualization meets the crafting community! Join us as we knit, crochet, or sew textile representations of everyday data and observations.

Kids Science Club

Ongoing

Explore all sides of science and join us at the Kids Science Club! Sign up and pick up a kit with all the materials you’ll need to participate in the activities. Then, join us on zoom as we explore and experiment!

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MIT Chats

Ongoing

Hear from experts in their fields in these webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team.

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STEAM Activities at Home

Ongoing

All cooped up and running out of STEAM? Here are some MIT-based resources for students, parents, and teachers to keep you busy.