Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a city-wide celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Comprising hundreds of events, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, multidisciplinary collaborations, family-friendly exhibitions and interactive experiences, CSF is a STEAM-themed extravaganza highlighting Cambridge’s diverse innovative community.
Did you know that MIT offers a huge catalog of free online courses where you can dive right in and start expanding your horizons right the comfort of your own home? They offer over 2000 courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum that ranges from Sciences & Humantities to Management & Engineering. The courses are open to anybody who wishes to try them.
Come on your own, with friends, or bring the whole family to the museum for a special week of programming. The museum has a number of activities and pop-up surprises planned for the week of April 17-23. See our week-at-glance calendar to view the extended hours and additions for our drop-in activities, and check out the teen and family workshops listed below.
Get ready for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and discover the physics behind soccer. Compete in juggling competitions and learn the secret behind the perfect penalty kick with MIT Professor John Bush. Refreshments will be served with music by Receita De Samba. Presented in collaboration with MIT-Brazil.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting at 4:00 PM, everyone is invited to grab a weapon, put a mask on and participate for FREE in one of our Learn to Fence introductory classes. Get En Garde and ready to fall in love with fencing at Olympia Fencing Club!
Girls Day, offered twice a year and sponsored by MIT Museum, celebrates women who are exploring, researching, and innovating in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Meet amazing women in these fields while doing fun hands-on activities. This family-friendly event is recommended for girls 10 and up, but all are welcome. Our theme this time is “Express Yourself with Science” and will highlight women whose work combines science and the arts.
Let curiosity be your guide, and discover life from a dog's point of view in Dogs! A Science Tail, the Museum's newest exhibition. Experience the extraordinary way dogs see, smell, and hear the world. Admission is included with an Exhibit Halls ticket.
Celebrate the winter season at the Museum of Science with a suite of train-themed attractions, sure to entertain the entire family. For the second year in a row, the Museum’s temporary model train exhibit, All Aboard! Trains at Science Park, makes its return, in a new space within the Museum, alongside a variety of other attractions, including Thomas & Friends™ and OMNI and 4-D films sure to make for a day filled with fun exploring the rails.
Cue the computers...and robots too! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week, observed each year in recognition of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992). Museum of Science, Boston is marking the occasion with a roster of fun and educational hands-on activities for visitors of all ages during the celebration’s culmination — Computer Science Education Weekend!
For more than 20 years, the MIT Museum has hosted the Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction, a wild and whimsical feat of community engineering. This F.A.T. will be the last F.A.T., so come to the grand finale and help make this the biggest, fattest F.A.T. ever!
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