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MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
(617) 253-5927 http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/csf

April 2020

Idea Hub: Our Microscopic World

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Take a VERY close look at tiny details of selected objects using a Scanning Electron Microscope.

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Spotlight Tour: The Polaroid Project

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission. Space limited, first-come, first-served.

Art meets technology during this tour of The Polaroid Project, with museum staff leading the way.

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Spacing Out

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Mingle with stargazers, exoplanet hunters, astrophysicists, and aerospace engineers while learning about MIT-based innovations that will help humans travel to Mars and beyond!

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Idea Hub: Sports Materials Up Close

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Take a look at the microscopic properties of sports-related materials such as moisture-wicking fabric and the inner core of a baseball using a Scanning Electron Microscope.

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Robots Mini Tours

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission. Space limited, first-come, first-served.

Meet MIT Museum’s robots with Debbie Douglas, Curator of Science & Technology, as your guide. Appropriate for families with children under age 12.

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Idea Hub: Paper Circuits

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Use copper tape and LEDs to create your own artistic light-up cards, paper models and more.

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Science Game Night

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Fees vary. Online registration required.

Enjoy an evening of science-themed board games and card games with friends and family. Test your skills in observation, reasoning, and strategy with games such as…

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Food Science Day

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Food gives us sustenance, enjoyment, and impacts our lives in many key ways. Hear from local organizations and researchers studying nutrition, the microbiome, agriculture, climate change,…

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Glass Band Concert

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
$5

Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind soundscape with the MIT Glass Band. Meet the performers and learn about their unique handmade instruments that fuse technology and art.

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When Subjects Collide: Teacher Professional Development

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
$100.

Educator exclusive. Explore strategies for integrating science, art, history, English, and more into your curriculum using hands-on learning, Museum collections, and MIT research.

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Making for All

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Discover how tinkering, creating, and engineering can be made more inclusive and accessible! Try out maker activities and tools designed to engage a wide variety of…

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HOT STEAM III: A Science/Video/Art Screening

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Free. Registration required.

Enjoy a screening of beautiful and bizarre videos that investigate the magic combination of science, art, and technology. Presented with Cambridge Community Television (CCTV). Registration opens…

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Idea Hub: Kinetic Sculptures

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Included with museum admission.

Create a unique moving art piece engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.

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CCTV Project Showcase

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Included with museum admission.

Enjoy a 360-degree VR video about climate change and short films inspired by the MIT Museum, produced and presented by the Youth Media Program at Cambridge…

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Spotlight Tour: Gestural Engineering

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Included with museum admission. Space limited, first-come, first-served.

Enjoy a guided tour of Arthur Ganson’s kinetic sculptures and discover how art + engineering = magic.

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Cosmic Paint Night

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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$25

Make your own cosmic art inspired by gorgeous astronomical images taken across the electromagnetic spectrum, with a wine glass in one hand and a paintbrush in…

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Idea Hub: Polarization Exploration

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Discover how polarization works by experimenting with polarizing filters and testing their applications. Use what you’ve learned to create your own model. Also 4/26

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Teen Science Café

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Free. Online registration required.

Designed by teens for teens! Scientists and high-school students come together to explore new research and discuss what inspires and influences people to pursue careers in…

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Idea Hub: Polarization Exploration

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
Included with museum admission.

Discover how polarization works by experimenting with polarizing filters and testing their applications. Use what you’ve learned to create your own model. Also 4/25

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