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.

Workshops

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.

Volunteering

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.

Weekends

Saturdays, noon–4 p.m.

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 

Spring 2018

Learn from MIT students as they "show and tell" the amazing work they are creating on campus. 

2018 Programming

Science on Saturday is a free, 60-minute presentation with fun demonstrations in which students can volunteer. 

Featured and Special Events

March 10, 2018

Each November and March we honor the contributions of women in science and encourage young girls to stay excited about all things STEM.

April 13 - 22, 2018

Every April, as part of this city-wide festival, enjoy performances, learn about cutting-edge research, and meet scientists and engineers of all kinds.

Evenings

March 7, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Meet author and MIT I-Lab computer scientist Don Eyles, and get a glimpse into a complex story never before told from an Apollo insider — the development of the onboard software for the Apollo spacecraft. 

February 20, 2018, 6-8 p.m.

Numbers can be overwhelming, powerful, manipulative, intriguing ... and what about big data?

School Vacation Fun

February 24, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Meet researchers from a number of local organizations, and discover how you can participate in “citizen science” research projects that enlist the public’s participation in data collection, analysis, and reporting.  

February 19–24, 2018

Enjoy February school holiday week at the MIT Museum with hands-on learning activities and demonstrations each day.

Engage

What's on!

Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

February 19-24

Feb Fest

March 10

Girls Day

Saturdays

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