Displays showcasing innovations in science and technology, holograms, robotics, machines, and history of the university are some of the things that you can explore while visiting MIT Museum. The museum was initially built to house all the artifacts and collections of the university in 1971. Since then, the museum has evolved to develop collections relevant to the university's role in advancing science and technology.
Things to Do
- Kids and adults will have a great time exploring the kinetic sculptures at the Arthur Ganson exhibit and the Contemporary Holography exhibit. The museum holds the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of holograms.
- MIT is known for cultivating brilliant minds in the field of technology. Visit the exhibit Student Showcase featuring the inventions of MIT students.
- Would you like to interact with the great minds behind the inventions? Join the Evening Discussion Series and participate in panel discussions and forums with scientists and engineers. Check MIT Museum's website for schedule and details.
- See how the technology has advanced in the field of Artificial Intelligence at the Robots and Beyond exhibit. Be amazed by surgical robots, robotic legs, and humanoids.
- Find science-themed memorabilia, witty "nerd joke" shirts, books, and toys at the MIT Museum Store.
MIT Museum Insider Tips
- Free admission on the last Sunday of the month from September to June
- Group discounts (8 persons and more) are available if you make your reservations at least 2 weeks in advance.
- If this is part of your day's itinerary, allot at least 2 hours inside the museum. The place is small in size but there are plenty of fun and interactive displays.