Public Programs

Explore the fascinating world of MIT—cutting-edge research, engineering, and innovations—at performances, talks, programs, hands-on workshops, festivals, and more. Learn more about our public programs.

Workshops

Inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and art in students grades 6–12. Our hands-on workshops include a guided introduction to related museum exhibitions and current research at MIT. Also available for adult and senior groups by request. Learn more about our workshops.

Volunteering

Are you passionate about science, technology, and art? Would you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with museum visitors of all ages? Join our education and public programs team as a volunteer! Learn more about volunteering.

Weekends

Saturdays, noon–4 p.m.

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 

April 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Have you built awe-inspiring chain reactions and delighted your friends? Or, want to challenge your building skills? Then register your team and compete for Chain Reaction glory! Teams will receive a box of materials, building prompt, and have two hours to impre

Spring 2018

Learn from MIT students as they "show and tell" the amazing work they are creating on campus. 

Featured and Special Events

May 12, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

An exciting event connecting local teens with MIT scientists and each other.

April 13 - 22, 2018

Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.

Engage

What's on!

Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

April 13-22

Cambridge Science Festival

Saturdays

Idea Hub