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.


March 28, 2020, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled. 

Featured and Special Events

April 18 - 26, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Cambridge Science Festival has been cancelled. 

Feb 13, Mar 24, Apr 21, 2020, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops have been cancelled.


PLEASE NOTE: The Polaroid Talks have been cancelled through May 2020.

Spring 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All drop-in activities are suspended while the museum remains close. Drop by and watch as a scanning electron microscope (SEM) magnifies objects over 5000 times.


PLEASE NOTE: all drop-in activities are suspended while the museum remains closed. Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 


What's on!

The Museum is closed until further notice.