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Map of museum entrance location, across from MIT Welcome Center.Map of museum entrance location, across from MIT Welcome Center.

Hours, Admission, Directions

Open daily. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing)
Buy General Admission Tickets

Weekly guided tours offered every Wednesday at 11am, offered free with museum admission.

The museum is closed on the following 2023/24 holidays:

New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
Independence Day (July 4)
Thanksgiving (Nov 23)
Christmas Eve (Dec 24)
Christmas (Dec 25)
New Year’s Eve 3 p.m. closing (Dec 31)

Seniors 65+$15
Youth (18 and under)$10
College students with ID$10
Child (5 and under)Free

Free Admission Offers

MIT Community – students, faculty, staff, alum with ID + one guest

Cambridge Resident Members

EBT cardholders + 3 family members

Blue Star Museums Program for active military personnel + up to five family members

Massachusetts Teachers Association members with proper ID

Professional courtesy for Museum Staff with proper ID

Other Policies

Youth, ages 14 and over are allowed to visit unaccompanied during non-school hours.


The MIT Museum Store is open daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


The MIT Museum is conveniently located next to the MBTA Kendall/MIT Inbound subway train stop in the mixed-use office building located at 314 Main Street. Our entrance is at the side of the building directly across from the MIT Welcome Center.

MIT Museum
314 Main Street
Building E-28
Cambridge, MA 02142

Public Transportation

Take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall/MIT station

The 64, 68, and 85 lines stop near the MIT Museum. The #1 bus stops on Massachusetts Avenue, about a 15-minute walk.

Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find. Whenever possible, we suggest you use public transportation or a taxi/rideshare service. For rates and locations of garages in the area, please check online.


For easy, close parking, the Hayward Garage has entrances located at the corner of 33 Amherst Street and Hayward Street, about a block away from the Museum, as well as 55 Wadsworth Street. There are two surface-level exits within line of sight of the Museum entrance. Rates vary depending on time of day. If you have questions about parking at the Hayward Garage or want to prepay for your guests, you can contact the garage at 617-500-6553.

Floor Map

View a floor map of the museum during your visit or print one before you arrive.

Additional Campus Locations:

MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 10-150
Cambridge MA 02139

Hart Nautical Gallery
55 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 5
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Hart Nautical Gallery is open daily 10:00am-4:30pm. Advance appointments are required on weekends when the MIT campus is closed to general access. Please contact our Visitor Experience Team at least 24 hours prior to your intended visit to schedule.