Mit Museum

★★★★☆
  • 265 Mass Ave

    Cambridge, MA 02139

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  • 617-253-4444

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Whether a social experiment or examining science with a wink, the MIT Museum is a great place to visit. The exhibit on the electric cars is an interesting theory on how a city's downtown might want to adopt a rent-a-car-for-short-distances plan without causing pollution or excess parking nightmares. One exhibit on zebrafishes to examine how genetically altering the fish might solve cancer was thoughtful. The ability to strip the stripes from the fish to either create albinos or spotted zebras can be seen as cruel or a bit Dr. Frankenstein. It can also be taken as a breakthrough to figure out what genetic code controls what. Kismit was a robot who reacted based on vocal tones. Looking a bit like the Gremlin characters, the experiment stirred the concept of advanced learning abilities in robotics. Can a robot tell your mood based solely on your tone and would it remember it the fifth time you scolded 'em? And probably the most practical experience was the Touch Lab's work that clearly was translated into training tools for surgeons who would use guided "arms" to conduct surgery (once you had enough practice hours on the simulation). Oddly enough, I remember its existence because of Grey's Anatomy. The holograms were neat. After a while, you are a bit overwhelmed by science in a good way. With great power and intellect comes great responsibility. It appears MIT students have done very well with their intellect.

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★★★★★

Whether a social experiment or examining science with a wink, the MIT Museum is a great place to visit. The exhibit on the electric cars is an interesting theory on how a city's downtown might want to adopt a rent-a-car-for-short-distances plan without causing pollution or excess parking nightmares. One exhibit on zebrafishes to examine how genetically altering the fish might solve cancer was thoughtful. The ability to strip the stripes from the fish to either create albinos or spotted zebras can be seen as cruel or a bit Dr. Frankenstein. It can also be taken as a breakthrough to figure out what genetic code controls what. Kismit was a robot who reacted based on vocal tones. Looking a bit like the Gremlin characters, the experiment stirred the concept of advanced learning abilities in robotics. Can a robot tell your mood based solely on your tone and would it remember it the fifth time you scolded 'em? And probably the most practical experience was the Touch Lab's work that clearly was translated into training tools for surgeons who would use guided "arms" to conduct surgery (once you had enough practice hours on the simulation). Oddly enough, I remember its existence because of Grey's Anatomy. The holograms were neat. After a while, you are a bit overwhelmed by science in a good way. With great power and intellect comes great responsibility. It appears MIT students have done very well with their intellect.

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I'm not sure how many people know about the MIT Museum but it's probably not enough. You can learn about robots, hacking, and holography but my favorite parts of the museum are the ones about MIT life. You can find out about various pranks MIT students have played over the years and they're pretty incredible (and mostly at the expense of Harvard). The museum is near Central Square. I'd recommend taking the T in to see it, since there isn't much parking nearby. Don't bother bringing a lunch because there's nowhere to eat it. Instead, plan on trying a nearby restaurant and making a day of it.

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★★★★☆

I'm not sure how many people know about the MIT Museum but it's probably not enough. You can learn about robots, hacking, and holography but my favorite parts of the museum are the ones about MIT life. You can find out about various pranks MIT students have played over the years and they're pretty incredible (and mostly at the expense of Harvard). The museum is near Central Square. I'd recommend taking the T in to see it, since there isn't much parking nearby. Don't bother bringing a lunch because there's nowhere to eat it. Instead, plan on trying a nearby restaurant and making a day of it.

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This is an entertaining museum featuring the science and pranks that are a part of life at the nation's most prestigious technical university. The science-based sculptures are entertaining. There is a whole room full of holograms. One could easily spend half a day wandering the exhibits of the museum. This is a fun place to visit when the weather is bad outside.

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★★★★☆

This is an entertaining museum featuring the science and pranks that are a part of life at the nation's most prestigious technical university. The science-based sculptures are entertaining. There is a whole room full of holograms. One could easily spend half a day wandering the exhibits of the museum. This is a fun place to visit when the weather is bad outside.

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If you are into robotics and/or holograms you will have a great time here! I believe students get in for as low as $2, so either way, it is worth it. Its amazing what these students have done. There are also many still images of weird things like, a bullet going through an apple, or a football being kicked. Its very very interesting and worth the trip to Cambridge. Also, its in a great location near Kendall Square (and many others also.)

PROS: Price, Movies shown of robotics
CONS: Tricky to find, bring a map

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★★★★☆

If you are into robotics and/or holograms you will have a great time here! I believe students get in for as low as $2, so either way, it is worth it. Its amazing what these students have done. There are also many still images of weird things like, a bullet going through an apple, or a football being kicked. Its very very interesting and worth the trip to Cambridge. Also, its in a great location near Kendall Square (and many others also.)

PROS: Price, Movies shown of robotics
CONS: Tricky to find, bring a map

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Not a big place, but a fun place, with countless fun gadgets and exhibits that typify the technological prowess of MIT. Theres always something to look at and admire, and the displays are well-maintained, so it is a nice trip if there is some time to spend while in Cambridge. Its fun for all ages... children will be very amused, and adults will be fascinated. If you happen to be in the MIT area, its a good use of your time to stop by.

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★★★★☆

Not a big place, but a fun place, with countless fun gadgets and exhibits that typify the technological prowess of MIT. Theres always something to look at and admire, and the displays are well-maintained, so it is a nice trip if there is some time to spend while in Cambridge. Its fun for all ages... children will be very amused, and adults will be fascinated. If you happen to be in the MIT area, its a good use of your time to stop by.

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The MIT museum has a fascinating array of exhibits. There are little videos to explain some of the exhibits, and they're so interesting you actually want to sit and watch the whole thing! The holograms art and moving art are marvelous. The museum isn't very large, but it's dense so you may end up spending a lot of time here. And the prices are nice and low. $5 for adutls, $2 for students (that's any student, MIT students get in free) and it's free on the third Sunday of each month. Highly recommended, although young children may get bored. The Clipper Ship room should be avoided.

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★★★★☆

The MIT museum has a fascinating array of exhibits. There are little videos to explain some of the exhibits, and they're so interesting you actually want to sit and watch the whole thing! The holograms art and moving art are marvelous. The museum isn't very large, but it's dense so you may end up spending a lot of time here. And the prices are nice and low. $5 for adutls, $2 for students (that's any student, MIT students get in free) and it's free on the third Sunday of each month. Highly recommended, although young children may get bored. The Clipper Ship room should be avoided.

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The MIT Museum is great for kids and great for adults too! You don't have to be a scientist or mathmatician to enjoy the exhibits here. The are some hands on exhibits for kids where they can play with toys and make music. And there are exhibits where you can watch moving sculptures do silly things like a spinning chair in the window on the exterior on the museum. Very fun!

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★★★★☆

The MIT Museum is great for kids and great for adults too! You don't have to be a scientist or mathmatician to enjoy the exhibits here. The are some hands on exhibits for kids where they can play with toys and make music. And there are exhibits where you can watch moving sculptures do silly things like a spinning chair in the window on the exterior on the museum. Very fun!

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You'd never expect that a fantastic, fun museum is in this fairly run down building. There are holograms (where in one you can look through a holographic microscope and see a petri dish), moving mechanical sculptures (where one looks like an artichoke leaf pulling a cart, another machine perpetually oils itself), interactive exhibits, and other exhibits great for kids and educational too. Lots of fun for adults too.

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★★★★★

You'd never expect that a fantastic, fun museum is in this fairly run down building. There are holograms (where in one you can look through a holographic microscope and see a petri dish), moving mechanical sculptures (where one looks like an artichoke leaf pulling a cart, another machine perpetually oils itself), interactive exhibits, and other exhibits great for kids and educational too. Lots of fun for adults too.

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The MIT museum is located between MIT and Central Square on Massachusetts Avenue. If you or your children are interested in robots, moving mechanical sculptures, high speed photography, holography, old computers, or just technology in general then you should check out the museum. My favorite thing there are the kinetic sculptures of Boston local Arthur Ganson. These moving sculptures have both an aesthetic elegance and an inspiring whimsical nature.

The price is right too: $5 for adults, $2 for kids over 5, free for kids under five and MIT students. Free for all on the third Sunday of each month.

http://web.mit.edu/museum/

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★★★★☆

The MIT museum is located between MIT and Central Square on Massachusetts Avenue. If you or your children are interested in robots, moving mechanical sculptures, high speed photography, holography, old computers, or just technology in general then you should check out the museum. My favorite thing there are the kinetic sculptures of Boston local Arthur Ganson. These moving sculptures have both an aesthetic elegance and an inspiring whimsical nature.

The price is right too: $5 for adults, $2 for kids over 5, free for kids under five and MIT students. Free for all on the third Sunday of each month.

http://web.mit.edu/museum/

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