Feb Fest at MIT Museum

Kids will have a blast at the MIT Museum during February Vacation

Every year, during the Massachusetts school vacation week in February, the MIT Museum celebrates National Engineers Week with engineering-specific activities, workshops, and afternoon demonstrations led by MIT students. Take six days to learn about what it takes to plan, design and build a community. Explore new ideas for transportation, green buildings, architecture, and sustainable living. And, don't miss our Saturday Mapapalooza event!

All drop-in actitivites are appropriate for ages 10 and up, and free with Museum admission. No pre-registration required. Two hour workshops are available for middle and high school students - pre-registration is required.

Daily Activities

  • 3D Printing Cambridge in the Idea Hub 12:30-2pm
    • See (and build) Cambridge, MA from a new perspective. Explore 3D models of the city, customize individual building designs, and help build a 3D-printed, crowd-sourced map for display in the Museum.
  • Gallery Tour 2-2:30pm
    • Tour the the upcoming celebratory exhibit of MIT's 100 years in Cambridge: Imagining New Technology.Tours limited to 25 participants; tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Drop in Activities 10am-12pm
    • Explore how to design a community to last hundreds of years. And, try your hand a designing a neighborhood or running a bicycle-powered generator.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thursday, 18, 2016!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Saturday, Feburary 20, 2016

Middle School Workshops

(Tuesday - Friday) - [Registration]

Spend one day or the entire week at the MIT Museum and explore topics such as holography, physics & photography, robotics, DNA, and structural engineering. Our educational team will help you think about developments that MIT researchers are making in these subjects. Each day will include two 2-hour Museum workshops, a gallery tour, and an on-campus field trip. Registration for workshops will be held through Eventbrite.

This opportunity is limited to 20 middle school (6th - 8th grade) students per day. Participants should bring a bag lunch that does not require refrigeration and their completed liability form. Individual students only; no groups please. Students may be brought to the Museum no earlier than 9:30 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.

Monday - Friday, February 15-19, 2016 10am -4pm
Mapapalooza: Saturday, February 20, 2016 1-4pm