Public Programs

Explore the fascinating world of MIT—cutting-edge research, engineering, and innovations—at performances, talks, programs, hands-on workshops, festivals, and more. Learn more about our public programs.


Inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and art in students grades 6–12. Our hands-on workshops include a guided introduction to related museum exhibitions and current research at MIT. Also available for adult and senior groups by request. Learn more about our workshops.


Are you passionate about science, technology, and art? Would you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with museum visitors of all ages? Join our education and public programs team as a volunteer! Learn more about volunteering.

Featured and Special Events

April 30, 2021

Teams of tinkerers have created crazy contraptions in their homes and submitted videos of those contraptions in action.


Data visualization meets the crafting community! Join us as we knit, crochet, or sew textile representations of everyday data and observations.

April 29, 2021

Houseplants have grown increasingly popular over the last year of confinement. Whether a novice or pro, join us and fellow indoor garden enthusiasts for a conversation about the science of houseplant care. 


Explore all sides of science and join us at the Kids Science Club! Sign up and pick up a kit with all the materials you’ll need to participate in the activities. Then, join us on zoom as we explore and experiment!


Help us add color to our growing collection of SEM images of everyday (and not so every day) things in our community-wide project. 

April 2021

Get ready for a month-long celebration of science with this year’s Cambridge Science Festival!


Join us for another evening of making and tinkering inspired by the inventive, inquisitive spirit of the classic MIT hack. Enjoy lively conversation while tackling an engineering challenge with simple materials at home.


Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. 


Hear from experts in their fields in these webinars presented by the MIT Museum Nord Anglia team.


Join us as we take our popular maker-space activities live. Build, tinker, and test your skills in fun activities with the guidance of museum staff and other guests. 


All cooped up and running out of STEAM? Here are some MIT-based resources for students, parents, and teachers to keep you busy.