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MIT Museum, Cambridge

(4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Technology, art, and history flow seamlessly from one gallery to the next at MIT Museum. Artwork infused with technology characterizes the museum and creates a surprising art experience that asks the viewer to make discoveries. Learn about the artificial intelligence of robots, and view the holography exhibit from different angles to appreciate its movement. Don't miss a highlight of the museum: the kinetic art exhibit where artwork moves. The museum also offers multiple education programs in the form of performances and hands-on lectures. Our Cambridge tour planner makes visiting MIT Museum and other Cambridge attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • First, it was a bit disappointing since I wanted to see robots and more interesting things. This museum is really small compare to others famous places in the area but the entrance is not that expensi...  more »
  • agree with one of the reviews below-there are a small share of frustration. half the exposure just slightly entertainment or contemplative and not to say to a very interesting. If for example you still go to the Museum of science-this can not attend in General. the gift shop is somehow too nothing liked this (again-surprisingly)
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  • The only museum I have ever been to where everything works! They have masses of hands on machines mostly designed by MIT students which are facinating. Great insights from the student project work. Co...  more »
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  • I got totally disappointed when visited it. They opened 1.5 floors of exhibitions. The ground floor had only half area for exhibitions, mostly for internet explanation videos on a big and some small screens. The second biggest screen was holographic. The upper floor mostly had some old bared dead robots, showing the motors and circuits inside, but all dead. There was a dark room also showing holographic images smaller than the big one on the ground floor. But ironically the woman standing at the door was preventing visitors from taking photos and videos even without flash. It's just stupid since photographing doesn't affect the exhibitions at all, and the big screen on the ground floor was open to any cameras. I will never come back here to waste my time.
  • Great little museum really showing off the cool science going on! A few exhibits focused on art in science and how you can make really impressive meaningful pieces using engineering and scientific principles. Some incredible holograms as well! Staff were friendly also and can get student discount (including international students)
  • Smaller museum, focused on technology and art, and their connections to MIT. The museum is certainly worth visiting, if you have an interest in the topics, but an admission of $10 makes revisiting hard to justify.
  • I visit monthly. The MIT museum located in Cambridge, Massachusetts is excellent for lovers of science and technology. History lovers also remain fascinated by his large collection of photos. Highly recommended!
  • Really cool! A couple of the exhibits were a bit dated or looked a little run down, but that doesn't change the fact that the stuff that they cover at the MIT museum is really interesting. I loved my visit.