About the MIT Museum
The MIT Museum brings the community into today’s innovations of science, technology, and research. The museum focuses on the societal impact of research at MIT. It also engages those outside of the direct MIT community.
The museum is the perfect place for children and families to visit because it offers programs and activities designed to stimulate the young mind and inspire curiosity.
MIT Museum Events
Several other programs throughout the year tailor to younger audiences; for example, they museum puts on the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction demonstration in November, and the Cambridge Science Festival in April, which the MIT Museum co-sponsors.
The museum also hosts year-long workshops and drop-in events for young people of all ages, students, and their families.
For larger groups, the MIT Museum’s Education program provides tours and hands-on workshops, as well as self-guided tours and visits to the gallery.
MIT Museum Gift Store
On the ground floor, children and their parents can pick up gifts and science-related souvenirs at the museum gift store to spark creativity and take home a memento from their visit.
MIT Museum Directions
The MIT Museum is easily accessible on the public MBTA train system, the “T,” and it’s about a 15-minute walk from either the Central Square or Kendall/MIT stops on the Red Line. The museum is located at Building N51, 265 Massachusetts Avenue.
MIT Museum Parking
Parking is available in the MIT Visitor Lot on the corner of Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue.