Join in for a fun-filled week at the MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave. Building N51, Cambridge, MA 02139 from Monday, February 19, 2018 to Saturday, February 24, 2018 at various times.
Join in for the FEB FEST, an annual celebration during February school vacation, with daily hands-on activities, workshops, and more. Inspired by the exhibition Big Bang Data, this year’s theme is “big data”. On February 20, 2018: Environmental Data Art workshop, learn how data about the environment is collected and analyzed. This workshop will include a field trip to the MIT campus, as well as a visit to the data showcase. On February 21, 2018: Using Data to Build Better Bridges, exchange ideas on the most significant properties of bridges and how they can be measured. Then challenge yourself to build bridge prototypes using basic classroom supplies and using tools such as CAD software and 3D printing. On February 22, 2018 : Building Robots that Use Data, kids will learn how data is used in robotics, and how to program Lego Mindstorms robots. This workshop will include a field trip to the MIT campus. On February 23, 2018 Let’s Do Science: Using Crowd-Sourced Data, kids will participate in real science research related to work currently happening at MIT and explore the science behind discoveries such as exoplanets, gravity waves, and protein structure, and try their hand at analyzing real data from these projects. Showcase will include Chain Reaction Construction with Data, Data for Energy and our Environment, Data for Health & Wellness, Data Communication & Visualization and The Internet and Machine Learning. Free with museum admission, admission will cost $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for kids under 18 and free for children under 5.