Images of Discovery: Communicating Science through Photography

Through January 10, 2017

Experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.

Holography: Dimensions of Light


View and interact with selected works from the MIT Museum’s comprehensive holography collection in Holography: Dimensions of Light.

Imagining New Technology

Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge

Through September 4, 2016

A collaboratively built 3-D model and rarely seen architectural drawings, photographs, and objects celebrate the centennial of MIT in Cambridge.

Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Ongoing. Temporary closure Sept. 6 - Oct. 7, 2016.

Press a pedal or turn a crank to put Arthur Ganson’s kinetic sculptures in motion in this popular feature of the MIT Museum.

Sampling MIT


Explore some of the topics researched at MIT, including aerospace, DNA, air safety, oceanography, and more.

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT


Explore the ideas that shaped Artificial Intelligence and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.

Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work


Inventive projects and kinetic sculpture by MIT students exemplify the Institute’s legendary values of creativity, ingenuity, and practical problem solving.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Herreshoff Legacy Project


See what the MIT Museum is planning for this groundbreaking exhibition tracing the legacy of influential naval engineer Nathaneal Greene Herreshoff.

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