Past Exhibitions

Low Rez/HI FI

Through 2009

Low Rez/HI FI consists of a of double-sided light-emitting diode (LED) net that addresses and engages passers-by with its performative and responsive behavior. Movement along the sidewalk, captured by cameras, triggers a dynamic response from each of the addressable pixels.

Learning Lab: The Cell

Through 2008

Learning Lab: The Cell was an innovative space developed by the MIT Museum in collaboration with the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences to create a laboratory for self-guided and directed learning in the middle of the MIT Museum.

Sampling MIT – Past Installations

Browse past installations from the museum’s ever-changing Sampling MIT exhibition. Connect with cutting-edge research being done by students and staff at MIT today.

Shadow of hand holding ball of light

265 Mass Ave Window Installation


The museum has launched a series of video installations which can be viewed from outside our 265 Massachusetts Avenue location, allowing access to a museum experience while the building remains closed.



Through May 2019

Surprising and mysterious, holography has long dazzled and perplexed audiences. Back on view are selected works from the MIT Museum’s collection, the most comprehensive in the world. Included are works by famed holography expert and co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Stephen Benton.

Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work

Through April 1, 2019

Making stuff is an essential part of the MIT student experience. Through success and failure, students learn to communicate, investigate, and persist in the pursuit of answers to their own questions.