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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. 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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  • August 12, 2017
    Had an hour to kill before the college tour. Inspiring creations combining art and science. My teens loved it.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Honestly I was disappointed: it seems to me just succeed on route, as well as the contents. More useful for schools especially if accompanied by animators. It seems to me a waste of time compared to the tours that you can do in at MIT
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  • August 8, 2017
    This museum has an eclectic and interesting assortment of exhibits that made it a great way to spend a couple of hours with our teen and tween. We go to a lot of museums, and this one has many things ...  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 1, 2017
    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.
  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • April 3, 2017
    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 Méridien 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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