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“Robots, sliderules, and Astronauts” 5 of 5 bubbles
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MIT Museum
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Ranked #8 of 74 things to do in Cambridge
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science, and technology, as well as events, programs, and weekend demonstrations. People from around the world come to visit and learn about holograms, kinetic art, artificial intelligence and original research that has shaped the world. FebFest and the Cambridge Science Festival fill winter and spring school vacation weeks, while the very fun "Friday After Thanksgiving" chain reaction event is held nearby at an MIT gymnasium, while produced by the Museum. The MIT Museum also has a physical and online science-themed store, and the galleries are available for small functions. Located in the Central Square Cultural District the MIT Museum is surrounded by unique restaurants, theaters, music venues and a renowned local ice cream store. Look for our yellow chairs!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Robots, sliderules, and Astronauts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

There are all sorts of cool things to spend a whole afternoon playing, watching and learning about here. It's great for all ages too!

Thank CherylBoston
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“Fun but small”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Fun but small. My son loved the robots and holograms.

Thank SEM02139
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“Nerdville Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Believe it or not this museum was fun-a little dated but fun. it does embrace the ethic and feel of MIT. Lots of interactive exhibits for the kids too.

Visited January 2012
Thank Educkie2
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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“A mecca of science”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

EVeryone talks about Harvard,but MIT is where the real braniacs come from.Mind bogglling exhibits,modest admission fee,generally cool atmosphere

Thank scrapmetal
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Toronto, Canada
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“Small but proprietory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

The MIT museum visit was complementary with the rent of Le Meridian MIT hotel. The museum is pretty small with a few floors. Insides was nicely decorated and it contain a lot of science or technology history that other museum does not have. Especially, most or all of the technologies displayed there were invented by MIT's professors, graduates. You can felt the proud of the MIT students, graduates and teaching staff for the contribution to the human kind. It was very nice visit and it was a great 3 hours spent, particularly it was free. We purchased a pack of astaurant "ice cream" before we go. I suggested families with young or teen ages children to go.

Visited December 2011
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