Self-guided Visits

Explore science, technology, and current research through high-tech objects, research prototypes, intriguing scientific instruments, photographs, holograms, and ingenious kinetic sculptures.

Group tours are available daily beginning at 10 a.m. Last group entry is at 3:30 p.m. Tours are 1–2 hours long, depending on your interest. The MIT Museum can accommodate groups of eight up to 75. For groups of more than 75 people, we will work with you to stagger your arrival time or coordinate your visit with other resources and activities on the MIT campus. The spring and summer seasons are the most popular times for group visits, and we often are at capacity, so make your reservations early. 

Fees

Student groups  (recommended for grades 6 and up) $5 per student and $10 per adult chaperone (one chaperone age 18+ per eight students is required). Book at least two weeks in advance and chaperones are admitted free.

Adult groups  $10 per adult. Book at least two weeks in advance and the group leader is admitted free.

Senior groups (65+)  $5 per senior. Book at least two weeks in advance and the group leader is admitted free.

Preschool groups  $5 per student and $10 per adult chaperone (one chaperone age 18+ per five students is required). Book at least two weeks in advance and chaperones are admitted free. Please note that the MIT Museum is not recommended for preschool groups. The exhibitions and gallery content are designed for visitors in grades 6 and up.

Activity guides are available to assist teachers, group leaders, and chaperones in developing a positive, gallery-based learning experience for student visitors during self-guided visits.

What's on!

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