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. 


April 13, 2019, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore the biotechnology industry and its groundbreaking research. 
This is a free event for interested high school students only.

April 16, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.

Learn how MIT researchers are able to photograph events as fast as light itself, then learn how to use mainstream cameras to shoot your own high-speed photography.

April 17, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Create a painting of cerebral cortex neurons and hear about Eyewire, a cutting-edge, video game-based citizen science project.

April 14, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Learn about science through board games! Enjoy an evening of science-themed games with your friends and family, and see how your science knowledge stacks up to others. 

Featured and Special Events

April 20, 2019, 1 - 3 p.m.

In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon, join us for a lunar exploration.

Winter/Spring 2019

Join staff and other experts for a deeper exploration of our exhibitions. 

April 12 - 21, 2019

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


What's on!

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

April 12-21

Cambridge Science Festival


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