Leave it to the mischievous brainiacs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to come up with the city’s quirkiest museum. For example, an exhibit called Robots and Beyond demonstrates MIT’s ongoing work on artificial intelligence. You can meet humanoid robots like observant Cog and personable Kismet and decide for yourself if they are smarter than humans.
Sculptor Arthur Ganson explores the fine line between art and engineering with his display of interactive sculpture. And the fantastic Jeweled Net taps into the world’s largest exhibit of holograms – learn how they are made and how they are used in fields from art and architecture to medicine and engineering. Additional temporary exhibits are varied and intriguing.