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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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One of the world's leading educational institutions, with an emphasis on math and sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located on the banks of the Charles River. The M.I.T. campus includes many modern buildings designed by famous...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We took my son who is interested in the school for a tour and I have to say they really don't put on a good show. While MIT has a great reputation and has done great things in the past, they did not present an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RANDYA366
Reviewed 4 days ago

The entire space is open to visitors and worth a stroll even if you're not a student. There are many interesting exhibits in the hallways and you can peak through the windows of many laboratories where top scientists and engineers work. Stata Center and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Has the highest suicide rate of any institution of higher learning in the entire world. Also a breeding ground for the NSA, CIA, and various other nefarious institutions.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ernest K
Reviewed 6 days ago

For tech lovers or respecters, you owe yourself to see where the microwave was invented, where many special materials and weapons that protect our country are conceptualized. Think rockets, nuclear fission and more. This special campus has fun sight seeing, a museum and lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 497rickp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you’re attending the school the industrial scale and architecture of MIT can be difficult tour and even more difficult to enjoy. Just far enough from Central Square to feel removed from its restaurants and with its (great) view of the city a travel could...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 777jmb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here 2 years ago on a college tour with my first child, who wasn't really interested anymore after the info session so we didn't go on the tour then. We came back here this past weekend for my second child who was also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gcvsd-cy
Reviewed 4 February 2019

This prestigious institution is fueled by brilliant minds and has fueled innovation - totally worth checking out! There is a mix of building styles from grand/traditional to utilitarian to quirky modernist. It's interesting to get a sense of being a student by walking around the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TraveltheWorld02140
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Surprisingly this Institution was open during the holidays between Christmas and New Years, and they cater to tourists by having open buildings, a map of exhibits, and exhibits for visitors to view. I also checked out Harvard and wasn't able to wander inside those buildings,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aloha_Eric
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Well worth the walk across the bridge to explore this campus! I highly recommend exploring the campus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lorne_Alexandra
Reviewed 23 December 2018

Walking inside the MIT corridors, around the buildings, in the library is a very inspirational experience that is recommended for all ages but especially for teenagers. Around the campus plenty of bookstores and f+b offerings.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maja N
30 September 2018|
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Response from KevinSChina | Reviewed this property |
You can do both in one day, they're close to each other and 2-3 hours at each campus Harvard and MIT is fine.
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HOLAMY
30 May 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline T | Reviewed this property |
We visited both of those and the Museum of Science. I would also go check the Peabody museum at Harvard.
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1 October 2016|
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Response from AmirJahangir | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee, however if you book a tour they will charge $10-15 per person. I suggest you get the tour as it will give you the historical perspective and an idea what's going on in different department, as... More
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