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_***Closed on most major holidays.***_ July and August only - Open daily until 6:00 p.m. Admission: * Adults: $10.00 * Youth under 18, students, seniors: $5.00 * Children under age 5: free. **Free admission on the last Sunday of each month, September through June.** Discounts * MIT Community: Free admission for faculty, staff, students, and alumni card holders. * Blue Star Museums Program: Active duty military personnel and up to 5 family members: free admission. * Bank of America Museums on Us Program: Free admission during the first full weekend of each month for card holders. * American Alliance of Museums: Free admission for AAM card holders. * Cambridge Public Library: Free admission during July and August for card holders. * Massachusetts Teachers Association: Free admission for card holders. * New England Museum Association: Free admission for card holders. * WGBH Educational Organization: Two for one adult admission.
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The museum is located on the corner of Front St. in Cambridge (just outside of Central Square). Street Parking Special notice: Metered street parking is a challenge. Please consider this when arranging your visit. Metered (2 hour) parking nearby along Massachusetts Ave. and side streets. Paid public parking in the Le Méridien Hotel garage and the 55 Franklin Street Garage, both two blocks from the Museum.
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03/18/2008Provided by Citysearch - 
Science at its most entertaining

Whether a social experiment or examining science with a wink, the MIT Museum is a great place to visit. The exhibit on the electric cars is an interesting theory on how a city's downtown might want to adopt a rent-a-car-for-short-distances plan without causing pollution or excess parking nightmares. One exhibit on zebrafishes to examine how genetically altering the fish might solve cancer was thoughtful. The ability to strip the stripes from the fish to either create albinos or spotted...view more zebras can be seen as cruel or a bit Dr. Frankenstein. It can also be taken as a breakthrough to figure out what genetic code controls what. Kismit was a robot who reacted based on vocal tones. Looking a bit like the Gremlin characters, the experiment stirred the concept of advanced learning abilities in robotics. Can a robot tell your mood based solely on your tone and would it remember it the fifth time you scolded 'em? And probably the most practical experience was the Touch Lab's work that clearly was translated into training tools for surgeons who would use guided ""arms"" to conduct surgery (once you had enough practice hours on the simulation). Oddly enough, I remember its existence because of Grey's Anatomy. The holograms were neat. After a while, you are a bit overwhelmed by science in a good way. With great power and intellect comes great responsibility. It appears MIT students have done very well with their intellect.view less

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