Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

November 23, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The MIT Museum's Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind engineering feat that must be seen to be believed! Attend as a spectator or build your own Rube Goldberg-esque link and be part of a giant chain reaction at our fun and family-friendly event!

Host Arthur Ganson will be on hand as teams put together their own contraptions, link them all together, and a ball is set in motion moving from start to finish in a giant loop!  

Teams: Remember to keep our building requirements in mind as you construct your link.

Want to build, but don't know how to get started? Sign up for one of our Contraption Construction help sessions

Register to attend
Register your team

This event takes place from 1-4 p.m. at MIT's Rockwell Cage Gymnasium, 106 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Online ticket sales end 11:59 pm on November 22. Ticket includes admission to the MIT Museum on Nov. 23.

Event Schedule:
1 pm - Doors Open
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Activities
1:15 p.m. - Interview of Builders by Arthur
3:30 p.m. - Chain Reaction Begins

Parking: Available in MIT's Albany Street Garage for $9 by credit card payment.

Chain reaction tickets will be available day-of for $15 for adults, and $5 for youth, students, seniors, MIT ID holders, and active military personnel. Children under 5 are free. Day-of tickets will be available at the MIT Museum beginning at 10 am and at Rockwell Cage beginning at 1 p.m.

Warm up for the main event at one of these F.A.T.-related events:

Chain Reaction Contraption Construction Help Sessions
Family FUNstruction
Hops & Knots


We look forward to seeing you!