Join in a two-week celebration of documenting the world through photography. After a kick-off webinar, take and share your own images then come back for a final event, and meet winners from the MIT Koch Institute's annual photography contest who will discuss their work, and pick their favorites from your submissions.
Our popular Teen Science Cafe connecting high school students with scientists goes on-line!
Join Seth Riskin, Manager of the MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery, for a workshop inspired by Professor Gyorgy Kepes’s photograms.
PLEASE NOTE: These workshops have been cancelled.
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.
Join us for Feb Fest, our annual celebration during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more.
Create a painting of cerebral cortex neurons and hear about Eyewire, a cutting-edge, video game-based citizen science project.
Learn about nano-engineering and how it impacts our lives from the scientists researching it!
Want help designing your contraption for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction? Join us for contraption construction building help sessions.
Join us for a special day celebrating Polaroid and its development of instant photography. Hear stories of how artists informed the technology and how technology provided new ways for photographers to work.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ contributions to Boston area university research through short presentations and the chance to mingle with researchers and others.
Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon continues into the night with a 21+ over-the-moon event.
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon. Travel back to 1969 to learn about MIT’s critical role in the mission, and meet researchers who will offer a glimpse of the future of space exploration.
Join author Christina Lanzl and Richard Bertman, as they discuss Bertman's work and new book Richard Bertman:The Sculptures.
Immerse yourself in a soundscape of glass-blown music. MIT’s Glass Lab Director Peter Houk, star musician Mark Stewart, and their Glass Band colleagues will create a one-of-a-kind symphony of sound.
Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.
In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon, join us for a lunar exploration.
Learn how MIT researchers are able to photograph events as fast as light itself, then learn how to use mainstream cameras to shoot your own high-speed photography.
Learn about science through board games! Enjoy an evening of science-themed games with your friends and family, and see how your science knowledge stacks up to others.
Join us as we explore the biotechnology industry and its groundbreaking research.
This is a free event for interested high school students only.
Dive into hands-on nautical explorations with members from the MIT Museum’s Hart Nautical Collections staff, MIT researchers, and other partners and friends.
Watch MIT students, staff, and community members compete for over $1000 in cash and prizes as they each share a five-minute talk in the theme of "Back to Square One.” Vote for your favorite competitor and hear tales by local storytellers.
An exciting event connecting local teens with scientists and each other. Get a sneak peek into the future of AI and its impact from researchers.
Join us for an important discussion on the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history.
Help build or just observe this massive chain reaction made up of dozens of individual devices designed by teams from all over the country.
Grab a friend—and a beer—and enjoy an evening of tinkering, knot-tying and building a Rube Goldberg-esque device.
Get the ball rolling with a night of Family FUNstruction! Develop your own Rube Goldberg-esque contraption, then at the end of the evening, link your contraption with others to form one mega-chain reaction.
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