The city of Cambridge is filled with museums but none showcase the intersection of science, technology and art quite like the MIT Museum. Founded in 1971, this unique collection is home to a wide array of exhibits that range from artificial intelligence to holography and robotics. The popular Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery—one of the museum’s largest—is located on the first floor and offers an insider look at some of the most cutting-edge research currently being conducted at MIT.
Photography lovers can venture to the second floor, where both artistic and strictly scientific images grace the halls. And while the most popular of MIT Museum’s numerous collections is the Kinetic Art by Arthur Ganson, with some 5,000 moving parts that invite visitors’ participation, it’s the Hall of Hacks, which displays some of the biggest MIT pranks that makes this museum truly unique.
The museum is located at 265 Massachusetts Avenue and is accessible via the Red Line subway, using the Central Square stop, or the 1 bus. It is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 18.