Museums, Programs, Historic Sites

MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collection

MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collection

265 Massachusetts Avenue
Building N51
Cambridge, MA 02139


MIT Museum

The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting materials that serve as a resource for the study and interpretation of the intellectual, educational, and social history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and its role in the development of modern science and technology. The Museum stands alone among university museums in its focus on the impact on society of the research, the teaching, and the scientific innovations of its parent institution.



The MIT Museum’s galleries, exhibitions, demos, workshops, performances, conversations, and debates invite visitors to participate in the ongoing adventure of research and innovation. The museum displays objects from it vast collection, and features rotating exhibitions on a wide range of STEAM-based topics. The museum also presents regular programs, events, and festivals including guided gallery tours, demonstrations by MIT faculty and students, workshops in its educational classroom, hands-on activities in its Idea Hub, and the annual Cambridge Science Festival.