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MIT Museum, Cambridge

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Technology, art, and history flow seamlessly from one gallery to the next at MIT Museum. Artwork infused with technology characterizes the museum and creates a surprising art experience that asks the viewer to make discoveries. Learn about the artificial intelligence of robots, and view the holography exhibit from different angles to appreciate its movement. Don't miss a highlight of the museum: the kinetic art exhibit where artwork moves. The museum also offers multiple education programs in the form of performances and hands-on lectures. With our online itinerary creator, Cambridge attractions like MIT Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I'm not much of science guy, but this place was pretty cool. If science is your thing, you will probably love it. I wish I had a little more time, but I really enjoyed some of the special exhibits...  more »
  • Very interesting educative museum. It’s not large, but highlights well several topics: e.g. Polaroid, robotics, ships construction. If I’m not mistaken, classes for children are offered. There is a...  more »
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  • Very interesting museum featuring a number of exhibits relevant to MIT. When I visited, the ground floor showed a number of robotic devices and the upper are had lots of interesting displays about ship architecture, including drawings, notebooks, models and a number of other things. Pretty specific, but very interesting. There were also a number of mechanical art pieces on display as well as a very interesting photo exhibit about the Bauhaus movement.
  • If this museum lacks in size, it more than made up for it in terms of quality. Several special exhibits truly dazzled - from visualization of brain to history of robotics ( seen from the perspective of the role MIT scientists played in its evolution) to gestural engineering, the display never ceased to amaze. Go, and enjoy. This was one of the coolest museums I have ever seen. Particularly enjoyed the section devoted to the human brain. Bought a hoodie from the gift shop. Well worth the time and money spent to see this museum!

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