What is there to do at MIT

What to do

Explore campus

Campus tours

Looking to take a tour? You have options:

Campus art and outdoor spaces

Exhibits, galleries, and the MIT Museum

Campus buildings and architecture

MIT’s campus vision is to create infrastructure that fosters the cross-fertilization of ideas, with architecture that reinforces the vital, forward-thinking spirit of the community it serves. Buildings and architects of note include:

Explore Cambridge

We’ve heard there is life outside the lab. With its cafés, bookstores, and student community, Cambridge is often referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank.”

Neighborhoods to visit

  • Central Square: international restaurants and music clubs
  • Harvard Square: bookstores and street performers; plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants
  • Inman Square: restaurants, bars, and coffee houses 
  • Kendall Square: Home to MIT; center of the high-tech and biotechnology industries in Massachusetts
  • Porter Square: the region’s largest concentration of Japanese eateries and shops
  • Davis Square: vibrant arts community and many shops, bars, and restaurants

Additional information

Explore Boston

Before 1660, a trip to Boston from Cambridge involved a ferry ride and an eight-mile walk. You will find it more convenient to take the T, a Hubway bike, or a cab across the river—or even walk. After all, it’s only 364.4 smoots and one ear.

A sampling of things to see and do:

Additional information

Photo credits:
1. Alchemist by Jaume Plensa; photo: Christopher Harting
2. Kismet the robot, on display at the MIT Museum. Photo: Chris Devers
3. Interior image of the MIT Chapel; photo: Dominick Reuter