Hours and Admission


Open seven days a week, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. except major holidays.
July and August only: Open until 6 p.m.

Holiday Hours: The Museum will be closed December 24 & 25.  The Museum will close at 3 p.m. on December 31, and will be closed on January 1, 2019.


$10 Adults 

$5 Youth under 18, students with ID, seniors 65+
Free for children under 5, MIT ID holders (students, faculty, staff, spouses) and alumni (with one free guest)
Free last Sunday of each month, September through June


2018 Holidays: New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Memorial Day (May 28), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (Sep 3), Thanksgiving (Nov 22), Christmas (Dec 25), New Year’s Eve 3 p.m. closing (Dec 31)

All MIT Museum sites are wheelchair accessible.

Discounted Admission

American Alliance of Museums Free admission for card holders
Blue Star Museums Program Free admission for active duty military personnel and up to five family members
Bank of America Museums on Us Program Free admission for card holders during the first full weekend of each month
Cambridge Public Library Free admission during July and August for card holders
Massachusetts Teachers Association Free admission for card holders
New England Museum Association Free admission for card holders
WBUR Two-for-one adult admission for card holders
WUMB Two-for-one adult admission for card holders

Directions and Parking

MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Ave., Bldg N51, Cambridge, MA 02139 
MIT Campus Map  

Hart Nautical Gallery
55 Massachusetts Ave, Bldg 5, Cambridge, MA 02139
(The easiest entry is through 77 Massachusetts Avenue.)
MIT Campus Map

MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg 10-150, Cambridge MA 02139
Student work displayed in hallway only.
MIT Campus Map 


Two-hour metered parking nearby along Massachusetts Avenue and side streets. Public parking in the 55 Franklin Street Garage, two blocks from the museum.

Public Transportation

Subway: The MBTA (the “T”) Red Line stops in Central Square (7-minute walk) and Kendall Square (15-minute walk).
Bus: The #1 bus stops at Sidney Street and Massachusetts Avenue (4-minute walk). Other bus lines also stop near the museum.

Use the MBTA Trip Planner or apps like Embark Boston, ProximiT, or City Mapper to find your best route.

For Groups

All groups must make a reservation! In order to make sure your group enjoys themselves, please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance. We’ll be better able to accommodate your group, and you’ll save on booking fees.

Self-guided Visits

Self-guided gallery visits are appropriate for student, adult, and senior groups. Explore exhibitions and installations featuring the history of artificial intelligence at MIT, high-tech objects, research prototypes, photographs, holograms, and kinetic sculptures.

Guided Gallery Tours

Join a museum educator for a guided tour of the museum, tailored to your group’s interests. Explore robotics, advances in technological innovation, the history of science and technology, and more. Tours are subject to the availability of tour guides. Guided tours are available for students in grades 6 and above, as well as adult and senior groups.

Educational Workshops

Get hands-on with science, technology, and engineering in interactive workshops for students in grades 6 and up. Engaging, interactive activities align with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and led by museum educators. Workshops are also available for adult and senior groups. Workshops for individual participants are offered during Feb Fest and the Cambridge Science Festival.

Fill out a Reservation Request Form and start planning your MIT Museum visit.


What's on!

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

Holiday Hours

December 24 & 25 - Closed
December 31 - 3 p.m. closing
January 1 - Closed


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