PLEASE NOTE: Workshops are no longer available as we fully focus on developing new experiences in time for our re-opening in Kendall Sqaure in the fall of 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum soon!


Online Student Workshops

Our popular Student Workshops are now available online, offering students the chance to engage in hands-on learning, problem solving, and MIT research through our single and multi-session offerings.

Recognizing the complexity of our times, we’re poised to tailor your workshop to meet the wide variety of needs and constraints you may be facing. Registration will include an initial conversation with one of our educators to ensure that the workshop is suited to your group.

Workshops are designed for student groups grades 6-12 (age 11+), college students, adults, and teachers.


  • Limited to 25 participants per session.
  • Available 8am-5pm EST
  • Workshops must be booked at least 14 days in advance and no more than six months in advance.
  • At least one adult group leader must attend workshops with students.
  • Workshops can be hosted through our Zoom platform or your own video chat platform such as Google Meet.
  • Certain materials may be ordered through the MIT Museum and shipped to the group leader for distribution to the workshop participants. Alternatively, groups can opt to purchase their own materials. Please see materials lists on workshop topic pages.


  • Single Session (one 2-hr session): $200
  • Multi Session (three 1-hr sessions): $250
  • Materials: $100 (if supplied by the MIT Museum). Please note: materials can only be shipped within the continental United States


Knot Just Numbers
Explore mathematical reasoning through paper and string. Learn how the centuries old techniques of origami and knot tying are connected to cutting edge robotics research, drug delivery, and more.
Learn more and view the materials list for this workshop.

Robotics from Scratch
Learn the basics of Scratch by programming a virtual Mars rover and explore current and past robotics and AI research at MIT.
Learn more and view the materials list for this workshop

Out of the Box Engineering
Explore making and the engineering process in the spirit of MIT’s motto “mens et manus” (mind and hand) as you design, build, test, and iterate on your own puzzle box.
Learn more and view the materials list for this workshop.


MIT Museum aims to make its online programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Live closed captioning services (CART) will be provided when requested at least two weeks in advance of a program. Please email to request CART services or suggest other accommodations that would help you fully participate in this program.