MIT Museum's Idea Hub

Explore topics in design and engineering with artistic circuits, 3D programs, and a variety of other hands-on making and tinkering topics! Drop in each week and try out one of our many activities. Free with Museum admission for kids ages 12 and up.

Activity Descriptions:

  • 3D Printing and Design
    • Learn how to design in 3 dimensions using Tinkercad and learn how 3D printers can turn digital models into reality.
  • App Inventor
    • Explore MIT's App Inventor program and develop your own app for your smartphone or tablet.
  • Chain Reaction
    • Discover the potential of engineering improvisation as we tinker and create chain reaction contraptions.
  • Kinetic Sculptures
    • Create a unique moving art piece with gears, cams, linkages and pulleys.
  • Paper Circuits
    • Use copper tape and LEDs to create your own artistic light up cards, paper models, and more!
  • Programming with Scratch
    • Design your own simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language, Scratch.
  • Sewn Circuits
    • Construct a working and wearable circuit using LEDs, batteries, and conductive thread.

Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Programs subject to changed based on staff availability.

Saturdays & Sundays through 2016
Free with Museum Admission