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.



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


July 20, 2019, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon continues into the night with a 21+ over-the-moon event.

June 19, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Join author Christina Lanzl and Richard Bertman, as they discuss Bertman's work and new book Richard Bertman:The Sculptures.

Featured and Special Events

July 20, 2019

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon. Travel back to 1969 to learn about MIT’s critical role in the mission, and meet researchers who will offer a glimpse of the future of space exploration.

21+ Science

June 26, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Get ready for the game of “Telephone” with a “Maker” twist. Teams will be given a maker challenge and begin building. At timed intervals, everyone will rotate to the next challenge and continue where the previous team left off—with a catch –you won’t know what you’re building. 


What's on!

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