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.
$5 Youth under 18, students with ID, seniors 65+
Free MIT faculty, staff, students, and alumni (alumni permitted to have one free guest); children under 5
Free Last Sunday of each month, September through June
2016 Holidays: New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Memorial Day (May 30), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (Sep 5), Thanksgiving (Nov 24), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Dec 24–25), New Year’s Eve 3 p.m. closing (Dec 31)
All MIT Museum sites are wheelchair accessible.
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
WGBH Educational Foundation Two-for-one adult 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Temporary Closure, Sept. 6 - Oct. 7, 2016
Soap Box: INFECTioUS
Oct. 5, 2016 - "Communication"
Oct. 12, 2016 - "Treatment"