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08/30/2021

Join this month's Virtual Idea Hub as we design and build creative puzzle boxes with little more than cardboard, scissors, and tape. 🧠

Thurs, Sep 2 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

We’re back with more board game designing! For this month’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’ll explore game mechanics and the balan...
08/02/2021

We’re back with more board game designing! For this month’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’ll explore game mechanics and the balancing of risk, skill, and challenge.

Thurs, Aug 5 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

We’re back with more board game designing! For this month’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’ll explore game mechanics and the balancing of risk, skill, and challenge.

Thurs, Aug 5 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Design and build a mini wind turbine, propeller, or pinwheel to test the science of air and the physics of spinning. Joi...
06/28/2021

Design and build a mini wind turbine, propeller, or pinwheel to test the science of air and the physics of spinning. Join July’s Virtual Idea Hub:

Thurs, July 1 at 4PM ➡️ https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Design and build a mini wind turbine, propeller, or pinwheel to test the science of air and the physics of spinning. Join July’s Virtual Idea Hub:

Thurs, July 1 at 4PM ➡️ https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

06/24/2021

Design and build a mini wind turbine, propeller, or pinwheel to test aerodynamics and the physics of spinning.

Join July’s Virtual Idea Hub, Thurs, 7/1 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

06/24/2021

Design and build a mini wind turbine, propeller, or pinwheel to test aerodynamics and the physics of spinning.

Join July’s Virtual Idea Hub, Thurs, 7/1 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Explore the microscopic world as an astrophysicist or outer space as an oceanographer—For our final Imaging Science sess...
06/22/2021

Explore the microscopic world as an astrophysicist or outer space as an oceanographer—For our final Imaging Science session, our guests experts return to explore imaging with new scales and techniques.

Register for Thurs June 24 at 6PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/imaging-science-discovery-through-photography

Explore the microscopic world as an astrophysicist or outer space as an oceanographer—For our final Imaging Science session, our guests experts return to explore imaging with new scales and techniques.

Register for Thurs June 24 at 6PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/imaging-science-discovery-through-photography

06/01/2021

Explore the physics of balance with simple materials at home! This month’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’re building and testing toys that defy gravity.

Thurs, June 3 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

06/01/2021

Explore the physics of balance with simple materials at home! This month’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’re building and testing toys that defy gravity.

Thurs, June 3 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

How can we use imaging to discover the #microscopic world? Explore “microsculptures," electron microscopes, and the tiny...
05/31/2021

How can we use imaging to discover the #microscopic world? Explore “microsculptures," electron microscopes, and the tiny universes all around you. Thursday, June 3 at 6PM

Register for Imaging Science, each Thursday in June: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/imaging-science-discovery-through-photography

How can we use imaging to discover the #microscopic world? Explore “microsculptures," electron microscopes, and the tiny universes all around you. Thursday, June 3 at 6PM

Register for Imaging Science, each Thursday in June: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/imaging-science-discovery-through-photography

05/24/2021

Hop by Virtual Idea Hub for more pop-up paper engineering! This time, we’re adding movement and drama to our 3D creations.

Thurs, May 27 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

What can you discover with photography? Throughout June, we’re offering a series of live webinars with guest experts to ...
05/20/2021

What can you discover with photography? Throughout June, we’re offering a series of live webinars with guest experts to explore different worlds and ways of imaging.

Register for Imaging Science, every Thurs 6-7PM in June: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/imaging-science-discovery-through-photography

What can you discover with photography? Throughout June, we’re offering a series of live webinars with guest experts to explore different worlds and ways of imaging.

Register for Imaging Science, every Thurs 6-7PM in June: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/imaging-science-discovery-through-photography

05/19/2021

Make your artwork spring to life in 3D greeting cards and dioramas! This week's Virtual Idea Hub, we're learning simple techniques in Pop-Up Paper Engineering.

Register for Thurs, May 20 at 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Join us for this month’s #MovieNight 🎥 when we’re watching + reacting to “The Impossible” with a guest researcher from t...
05/13/2021

Join us for this month’s #MovieNight 🎥 when we’re watching + reacting to “The Impossible” with a guest researcher from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Register for Tues May 18, 7-9:30PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/movie-nights

Join us for this month’s #MovieNight 🎥 when we’re watching + reacting to “The Impossible” with a guest researcher from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Register for Tues May 18, 7-9:30PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/movie-nights

05/11/2021

This week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’re exploring paper puppetry! Join us in designing silhouetted landscapes, characters, and stories with simple materials.

Register for Thurs May 13: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

It’s the final week of the Cambridge Science Festival! We’re wrapping up a month of science celebration by talking house...
04/26/2021

It’s the final week of the Cambridge Science Festival! We’re wrapping up a month of science celebration by talking houseplant care and watching a community-built virtual chain reaction: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

It’s the final week of the Cambridge Science Festival! We’re wrapping up a month of science celebration by talking houseplant care and watching a community-built virtual chain reaction: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

This week for #CambSciFest: microscopic explorations, crafting with data science, and “The Martian” movie night with res...
04/19/2021

This week for #CambSciFest: microscopic explorations, crafting with data science, and “The Martian” movie night with researchers from real Mars missions.

Check out how we’re celebrating #30DaysOfScience: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

This week for #CambSciFest: microscopic explorations, crafting with data science, and “The Martian” movie night with researchers from real Mars missions.

Check out how we’re celebrating #30DaysOfScience: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

Watch "The Martian" (PG-13) with MIT researchers who have worked on real Mars missions at #MovieNight during Cambridge S...
04/16/2021

Watch "The Martian" (PG-13) with MIT researchers who have worked on real Mars missions at #MovieNight during Cambridge Science Festival!

Fri April 23, 6:30PM: http://ow.ly/Q4Zk50EmwPX

Watch "The Martian" (PG-13) with MIT researchers who have worked on real Mars missions at #MovieNight during Cambridge Science Festival!

Fri April 23, 6:30PM: http://ow.ly/Q4Zk50EmwPX

Cambridge Science Festival continues this week with science trivia night at Aeronaut Brewing Company, crafting with data...
04/12/2021

Cambridge Science Festival continues this week with science trivia night at Aeronaut Brewing Company, crafting with data science, and more! See all the ways we’re celebrating this month: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

Cambridge Science Festival continues this week with science trivia night at Aeronaut Brewing Company, crafting with data science, and more! See all the ways we’re celebrating this month: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

04/06/2021

This month’s Hacking Hour, we’re bringing chain reaction contraptions to your home! Make a sprawling Rube-Goldberg-like creation and enjoy a night of tinkering and speciality “hacktails.”

21+ Event ➡️ Wed 7PM (April 7): http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/hacking-hour

This week during #CambSciFest, we’ve got a chain reaction-themed Hacking Hour (Wed 7PM) and we’re also coloring in micro...
04/05/2021

This week during #CambSciFest, we’ve got a chain reaction-themed Hacking Hour (Wed 7PM) and we’re also coloring in microscopic images. See all the ways we’re celebrating this month: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

This week during #CambSciFest, we’ve got a chain reaction-themed Hacking Hour (Wed 7PM) and we’re also coloring in microscopic images. See all the ways we’re celebrating this month: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

First up for the MIT Museum during #CambSciFest, explore data science through crafting (March 30) or grab a Kids Science...
03/26/2021

First up for the MIT Museum during #CambSciFest, explore data science through crafting (March 30) or grab a Kids Science Club kit (register by Apr 1). Learn more about these upcoming events and others: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

First up for the MIT Museum during #CambSciFest, explore data science through crafting (March 30) or grab a Kids Science Club kit (register by Apr 1). Learn more about these upcoming events and others: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/engage/programs

We’re counting down to the Cambridge Science Festival! Take the #30DaysOfScience Challenge and experience a digital show...
03/26/2021

We’re counting down to the Cambridge Science Festival! Take the #30DaysOfScience Challenge and experience a digital showcase of events, presentations, activities + more during the entire month of April: cambridgesciencefestival.org

We’re counting down to the Cambridge Science Festival! Take the #30DaysOfScience Challenge and experience a digital showcase of events, presentations, activities + more during the entire month of April: cambridgesciencefestival.org

Become a game designer as we plan, create, and test our own board games! At this week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’ll explore ...
03/23/2021

Become a game designer as we plan, create, and test our own board games! At this week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’ll explore game mechanics and balancing risk, skill, and challenge. Join us March 25, Thurs 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Become a game designer as we plan, create, and test our own board games! At this week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’ll explore game mechanics and balancing risk, skill, and challenge. Join us March 25, Thurs 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

This month’s #MovieNight, we’re watching Darren Aronofsky’s Pi (1998, R) with researchers from CSAIL - MIT (Computer Sci...
03/15/2021

This month’s #MovieNight, we’re watching Darren Aronofsky’s Pi (1998, R) with researchers from CSAIL - MIT (Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory). Join as we watch and react to the experimental, psychological thriller. March 16, 7-9PM EST: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/movie-nights

This month’s #MovieNight, we’re watching Darren Aronofsky’s Pi (1998, R) with researchers from CSAIL - MIT (Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory). Join as we watch and react to the experimental, psychological thriller. March 16, 7-9PM EST: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/program/movie-nights

Explore bubble shapes and chemistry at this week’s Virtual Idea Hub! Join us March 18, Thurs 4PM: http://ow.ly/8lpN50DZ0...
03/15/2021

Explore bubble shapes and chemistry at this week’s Virtual Idea Hub! Join us March 18, Thurs 4PM: http://ow.ly/8lpN50DZ0CC

Explore bubble shapes and chemistry at this week’s Virtual Idea Hub! Join us March 18, Thurs 4PM: http://ow.ly/8lpN50DZ0CC

03/09/2021

We’re experimenting with the physics of balance, this time with hanging mobiles! Join us and create your moving sculpture at this week’s Virtual Idea Hub, Thurs 4PM: http://ow.ly/DL7P50DU8zq

Paper bridge challenge! This week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’re trying to build the strongest bridges possible with paper an...
02/24/2021

Paper bridge challenge! This week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’re trying to build the strongest bridges possible with paper and tape. Join us Feb 25, Thurs 4PM: http://ow.ly/YuvG50DIITl

Paper bridge challenge! This week’s Virtual Idea Hub, we’re trying to build the strongest bridges possible with paper and tape. Join us Feb 25, Thurs 4PM: http://ow.ly/YuvG50DIITl

Design, build, and test a mini wind turbine, propeller or pinwheel with at-home materials. Join this week’s Virtual Idea...
02/16/2021

Design, build, and test a mini wind turbine, propeller or pinwheel with at-home materials. Join this week’s Virtual Idea Hub, Thurs 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Design, build, and test a mini wind turbine, propeller or pinwheel with at-home materials. Join this week’s Virtual Idea Hub, Thurs 4PM: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/VIH

Explore high-speed photography, the physics of light + more with Imaging Science, our next museum mini course for adults...
02/16/2021
Imaging Science – Museum Mini Course for Adults

Explore high-speed photography, the physics of light + more with Imaging Science, our next museum mini course for adults.

We'll mail you all you'll need to create hands-on projects and explore MIT research along weekly workshops.

Register by Feb 22: https://eventbrite.com/e/122427095739

In this mini course, take your photography to the next level as you explore the interplay between the physics of light and your camera.

02/05/2021

Join our virtual Hacking Hour for an evening of making, tinkering, and specialty “hacktails.” Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re building candy dispensers for ourselves, friends, and loved ones.

Free, 21+ event on Feb 10, 7PM: http://ow.ly/9vt650DsM9i

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