Virtual Idea Hub


Virtual Idea Hub Making and Tinkering Programs

Looking for some creative hands-on learning experiences you can do from your kitchen table? Join the MIT Museum for our monthly series bringing making and tinkering programs from our Idea Hub makerspace straight to your home. We’ll be using everyday materials easily found in your home or your local store to build, create, tinker, and engineer. Activities are designed for families with children in grades 4 and up, teachers, and youth group leaders.

We’re offering optional ways to explore certain topics with back-to-back weekly sessions that focus on different techniques. Try the first, then come back for the second and learn new skills. But no worries if you can’t make both. Each session will allow you to create a great project.

Starting Summer 2021, we’ll be live the first Thursday of each month at 4:00 over Zoom, being playful with science, engineering, and design, while chatting with friends from the MIT community. And you’re invited to join the conversation while we all build together! The sessions will last 20-30 minutes.

Before the live session begins, click through to the activity web page and have the necessary materials ready, then find a clean workspace where you can build and tinker while viewing the live webinar on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.


Upcoming Schedule and Topics

Paper Bridges

Learn how to design, build, and test paper bridges using clever techniques.
November 4 at 4:00 pm, Register

Pop-Up Paper Engineering
Use simple folds to create greeting cards that spring to life in 3D!
December 2 at 4:00 pm, Register


The MIT Museum aims to make its online programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Live automatic captions will be provided for all webinars through Zoom. 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.