Public Programs

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

Workshops

Inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and art in students grades 6–12. Our hands-on workshops include a guided introduction to related museum exhibitions and current research at MIT. Also available for adult and senior groups by request. Learn more about our workshops.

Volunteering

Are you passionate about science, technology, and art? Would you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with museum visitors of all ages? Join our education and public programs team as a volunteer! Learn more about volunteering.

Weekends

Weekends

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D printing, chain reactions, and a variety of other creative, hands-on activities. 

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.

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.

Evenings

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.

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!

21+ Science

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.

Featured and Special Events

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.

School Vacation Fun

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.

Engage

What's on!

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

September 20

Synaptic Stories

Weekends

Idea Hub