Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics. Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities, including:
3D Printing and Design
Learn how to design in three dimensions using Tinkercad and explore how 3D printers can turn digital models into reality.
Explore MIT’s App Inventor program and develop your own app for a smartphone or tablet.
Discover the potential of engineering improvisation as we tinker and create chain reaction contraptions.
Build unique physical representations as you explore interesting ways to visualize and tell stories with data.
Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.
Use copper tape and LEDs to create your own artistic light-up cards, paper models, and more.
Programming with Scratch
Design your own simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch.
The Idea Hub is open weekends all year. Our schedule is:
Saturday, October 21 - APOLOGIES, WE'RE CLOSED
Sunday, October 22 - 3D Printing and Design
Saturday, October 28 - Kinetic Sculptures
Sunday, October 29 - Kinetic Sculptures (Please note adjusted hours 12-2)
Saturday, November 4 - CLOSED for Girls Day
Sunday, November 5 - 3D Printing and Design (Please note adjusted hours 12-2)
Saturday, November 11 - Paper Circuits
Sunday, November 12 - 3D Printing
Saturday, November 18 - Chain Reaction
Sunday, November 19 - Chain Reaction
Saturday, November 25 - 3D Printing
Sunday, November 26 - 3D Printing
Free with museum admission and appropriate for ages 12+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities are determined based on staff availability and are subject to change.