Whether it's the reaction induced between one creative contraption and another equally crafty contrivance, or the joyful reactions sparked on the faces of the spectators, the MIT Museum Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction is a one-of-a-kind, must-be-seen-to-be-believed engineering feat. This year's theme is "Twice (2x) As Nice" for the XXth chain reaction, and artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will once again mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine, assisted by contraption builders. Spectators can meet the team members and engage in themed hands-on activities while waiting for the magic moment when all the devices are linked up to set off a chain reaction with a surprise ending.
MIT Chain FAT Chain Reaction Preview
Participants who range from Girl Scout troops to artists and engineers. Spectators talk to the teams, engage in hands-on activities, and fill the seats waiting for the magic moment when all the machines are linked up to set off a chain reaction with a surprise ending.
This is a great family event where "kids" of all ages enjoy watching, playing and making things at F.A.T. In years past, more than 1,500 people attended this unique event!
Forget about shopping the day after Thanksgiving! The stores will still be there on Saturday, but the F.A.T. Chain Reaction won't!
Team Registrations are accepted online.