Within these walls you'll be privy to high-tech artifacts, prototypes, intriguing scientific instruments, underwater robotics, amazing holograms, ingenious kinetic sculptures and more. An inspiring look into true genius in action.
When it comes to technology, MIT is the place. Robots, holography, MIT lore, and cutting-edge exhibits blending art and technology draw visitors from around the world to the MIT Museum. No dusty academic enclave, the Museum is bursting with creative energy that brings the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's world-renowned research and innovation to life.
The expanded Museum now includes the Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery where current research at MIT is on display, and the MIT Museum Store, which sells hilariously nerdy science themed toys, t-shirts, jewelry and gifts. Upstairs, young and old alike are drawn to a gallery of holograms, the beloved kinetic sculptures of Arthur Ganson, and a unique exhibition about artificial intelligence, "Robots and Beyond." Don't forget to introduce yourself to Kismet, the world's first sociable robot, or to sign up on the website for the e-newsletter announcing monthly programs and events for all ages. Here’s a look at the permanent collections of the MIT Museum:
The MIT Museum also regularly features innovative and unique temporary exhibitions, highlighting trends and discoveries in technology that have the science world abuzz. Here’s a sample of what temporary exhibits you might see (check website for time-sensitive information):
Get your “learn on” at MIT Museum. MIT and its museum form a powerhouse of scientific and technological information that will send you home inspired, and maybe ready to get in touch with your inner entrepreneur!
(And just in case you didn’t already know, “F=ma” means Force. So much to learn at the MIT Museum…)
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