Public Programs

Explore the fascinating world of MIT—cutting-edge research, engineering, and innovations—at performances, talks, programs, hands-on workshops, festivals, and more.

Synaptic Stories

September 20, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of storytelling as we delve into the deepest realms of the mind, wade through our internal wiring, and discover what makes us unique.

Soap Box Series

Fall 2018 - October 10, 17, 24, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for one or all three evenings in lively conversation about the brain!

Chain Reaction Contraption Construction Help Sessions

Fall 2018 - October 13, 27 & November 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Want help designing your contraption for the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction? Join us for contraption construction building help sessions.

Family FUNstruction

October 20, 2018, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Get the ball rolling with a night of Family FUNstruction!  Develop your own Rube Goldberg-esque contraption, then at the end of the evening, link your contraption with others to form one mega-chain reaction.

Girls Day

November 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Knotty Beers and Gears

November 17, 2018, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Grab a friend—and a beer—and enjoy an evening of tinkering, knot-tying and building a Rube Goldberg-esque device. Whether you are a landlubber or a privateer we’ll have the supplies you need to construct your nautical link.

Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction

November 23, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Help build or just observe this massive chain reaction made up of dozens of individual devices designed by teams from all over the country.

Idea Hub

Idea Hub

Weekends

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!

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

September 20

Synaptic Stories

Weekends

Idea Hub