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

October 29, 2020

Join curators Deborah Douglas, William Ewing, and Barbara Hitchcock for a special in-depth look at The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology.


Explore the intersection of art and science in our hands-on short course series for adults. Choose a topic, then learn about current and past MIT research as you build, experiment, and create.


Explore the intersection of art and science in our hands-on short series designed for families. Choose a topic, then gather the family together as you learn about current and past MIT research and build, experiment, and create.


The MIT Museum is organizing a study group in conjunction with MIT Biology’s publicly available course on the coronavirus and pandemic.


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.


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