Past Programs

Science Showdown: Trivia Night

December 8, 2016

Challenge your science side! Join us for a night of science trivia and short talks by science researchers. See how you'll fare with categories ranging from anatomy to astronomy! 

Beers and Gears

November 12, 2016

Grab a friend and a beer, and enjoy an evening of tinkering and building a Rube Goldberg device. Whether you are a novice or master builder we’ll have the supplies you need to construct your link.

MIT The Campus Guide - Book Talk and Signing

November 2, 2016

Join us for a book-talk and signing with Douglass Shand-Tucci, author of MIT: The Campus Guide.

How to Make a Superhero

April 22, 2017

Have you ever wondered what makes a superhero super? What is a supersuit made out of and how hard it is to maintain a secret identity?

Living in the Future event at the MIT Museum

Living in the Future

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 6 - 8 p.m.

When Science Fiction Meets Science Reality

Open Style Lab, MIT

Open Style Lab Showcase

August 13, 2016, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Explore the interactive clothing solutions that student teams in Open Style Lab worked intensively to develop this summer, and meet the unique clients who inspired their user-centered designs. Included wit

CCTV Youth Media Student Showcase

August 11, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for engaging videos produced by Cambridge Community Television's Summer Media Institute students. Free.

Community Art Center Student Showcase

August 9, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Explore wonderful works of art created this summer by teens supported by Cambridge's Community Arts Center.  Free.

Dimensions of Doctor Who

Dimensions of Doctor Who

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

What do you get when you combine the TARDIS, a sonic screwdriver, and local scientists? An evening dedicated to exploring the science of Doctor Who! Hear from researchers who will share how their work is bringing our world closer to that of the Doctor’s.

Bacterial Bonanza

Bacterial Bonanza

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to microbiomes: the microscopic communities of bacteria that live in our bodies, food and environment. Come to "speed geek" your way through the MIT Museum and learn from the experts about the microbiomes that shape our world!

Fright Factors at the MIT Museum

Fright Factors

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Why are we fearful and what do we fear? What happens in our bodies and minds when we are frightened? And, can we create some of those changes this evening?

Soapbox: Re:Making Life

Soap Box Series Archives

This salon-style evening of a short talk with scientists and researchers includes thoughtful queries from audience members. Watch video archives below.

Teen Science Cafe Sound Ideas

Teen Science Café

December 2, 2017

Explore the science of sound and music at our Teen Science Cafe, a fun event connecting local teens with scientists and each other.