Past Programs

The Enemy – From Concept to “Virtual” Reality

September 26, 2017

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at The Enemy, a cutting edge Virtual Reality (VR) experience that explores three international political conflicts.

Living in the Future

Living in the Future

Saturday, September 16, 2017

How do today's technologies reflect what we've seen on the big screen?

Both/And

Both/And: A Quantum Physics Play

Summer 2018

Both/And, an inventive one-act play is part comedy, part poetry, and all inquiry into a major scientific experiment taking place right now.

Food for Thought

July 18, 2017

Prepare your taste buds for a night of food, science, and culture during this two-part evening! Join the MIT Museum as we make our way around the block in a progressive dinner adventure that could include freshly brewed coffee, sticky buns, tacos, local wine, burgers, or sake!

Spring into Science Saturday

Spring 2018

Learn from MIT students as they "show and tell" the amazing work they are creating on campus. 

Cambridge Science Festival

April 13 - 22, 2018

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

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?

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.

Exposed

April 7, 2017

Take a peep at some unusual holograms rarely before shown in public. Arouse your interest in these mesmerizing 3-D images and hear from art & scientific experts. Crafted cocktails and other decadent treats on hand. 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Nautical Night

March 30, 2017

An evening of conversation, demonstrations, and celebration of the sea.

Feb Fest

February 19–24, 2018

Enjoy February school holiday week at the MIT Museum with hands-on learning activities and demonstrations each day.

Love and Other Entanglements

February 10, 2017

Join us for a pre-Valentine’s Day warm-up event featuring stories, live music and a little theater.

MIT Can Talk Oratory Competition

February 3, 2018, 1-2 p.m.

Watch MIT students, staff, and community members compete for over $1000 in cash and prizes as they each share a five-minute talk about “Taking Risks.” Vote for your favorite competitor and hear tales by local storytellers.

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.

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