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MIT Museum, Cambridge

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#4 of 10 in Childrens Museums in Massachusetts
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. With our online itinerary creator, Cambridge attractions like MIT Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • If your into STEM - this is a pretty cool museum. The galleries are free... and I thought they alone were worth the trip. I enjoyed the mechanical engineering/art display and the holographs. The speci...  more »
  • This museum is not too big, you can get through it in about an hour. It has several exhibits (plus looks like a couple that were closed for set up when we were there). The most interesting is the mech...  more »
  • A good place to visit to see what MIT do, in terms of inventions. There are interactive displays which can be fun.  more »
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  • This is a small museum that packs in a lot of exhibits - many are hands on. I can't imagine anyone having a disappointing visit here and expect that the negative reviews are written by students from other schools in a rivalry sort of way. My tween daughter and I visited here on July 6 afternoon and I had to pull her away from the place - she loved every bit of it. I was fascinated by the holograms and many of the intricately complex exhibits. We ended up spending an hour here - more than most sites we visited in Boston. This is included with the Boston Go Card and I highly recommend.
  • my basement is more interesting than this place. id rather wheel around a recycling bin and pick up trash. Its more art than robotics and science. After seeing this museum I wonder how MIT is the best college.
  • The MIT museum is a great place for learning. If you enjoy science, technology and engineering, as well as some art then this is the museum for you. It's a smaller museum but you can spend a good 2+ hours if time isn't an issue.
  • This place was great! It had quite a few unexpected things in it along with many things I expected to see (like robots). It's a great place for kids that are a little older.
  • Not a big museum but its packed with MIT achievements and their involvement in military advancements. Lots robots and rocket displays including one on high speed photography. Upstairs is an exhibit on MIT HACKING. There are a few hands on exhibits. The gift shop is downstairs. Admission for adults is $10 For parking, there is Two-hour metered parking nearby along Massachusetts Avenue and side streets. Public parking in the 55 Franklin Street Garage, two blocks from the museum and in the Le M√©ridien Hotel garage and Bishop Allen Drive, Central Square, both within close walking distance of the Museum.

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As the home of two renowned universities, Cambridge caters mainly to the families of current or prospective students. You can stay near the university campuses by booking your room at a student-oriented bed and breakfast or guesthouse, which offer simple, comfortable lodging for a fraction of the price charged by the big chains. If you don't mind paying more and wish to stay near the city's major cultural attractions, consider a hotel just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.
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