After Dark Series
After Dark is a monthly adults-only, after-hours event at the museum. Full of science and surprises, expect demonstrations, tastings, conversation and interactive play. Our galleries will be open for you, and we'll always have live music, cash bar, and bites for purchase by culinary specialists from around the city.
Same-day Purchase - $20
Advance Purchase - $15
MIT ID holders - $10
Space is limited. Pre-registration strongly suggested.
Please note that backpacks and large bags are not permitted.
Our December After Dark is a night of fabrication, construction, creation, and design. Join Skylar Tibbets to learn how MIT’s Self Assembly Lab is growing islands, explore the amazing machines created by the Center for Bits and Atoms, and make your own automata. Plus, don’t miss our screening of Eddy’s World, a documentary short about a master toy maker Eddy Goldfarb.
Beyond the Fold
Folding: It’s not just for paper anymore!
Details and registration link to follow.
The Five Senses
Join us for some serious sensory play at our November After Dark. Take in the sights and sounds of Arachnodrone with the exhibition artists, explore the science of taste with Clover food lab, and create your own fragrance in our Maker Hub. Then, head over to our Learning Labs to investigate the connection between touch and sound.
This event has sold out.
Celebrate National Book Month at our novel October After Dark. Take in a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, design your own MIT Press book cover, and explore historical printing techniques with the Beaver Press Print Shop. In our Collections Workshop, join our curators for a close look at prints and printmaking equipment from the 17th to the 20th centuries.