Tickets for Walking Tour of MIT

Learn about the history of this famous U.S. university and walk its fabled halls

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Overview
Starting time
12:30
Duration
70 minutes
Highlights
  • Get an exclusive in-depth tour of the MIT grounds with a real student!
  • See the Green Building, Great Dome, Harvard Bridge, Lobby 7, and the Infinite Corridor
  • Learn the stories of past MIT alumni and discover their famous inventions and accomplishments
Description

Get ready to nerd out! Enter the learning zone of some of the world's top brainiacs and innovators in the fields of math, science, and technology. This educational tour will take you behind the scenes of one of the best and oldest universities in the USA, founded in 1861.

Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, got his doctorate in astronautics at MIT in 1963, and the impressive list of alumni doesn't stop there.

Walk the halls of the MIT milieu, including the 'Infinite Corridor', and hear who else shot to fame after studying within these walls. You might not recognize all the names, but you will know of their inventions and achievements.

Whether you're a student visiting colleges, or a family wanting more from a Boston vacation, the MIT Tour is an inspiring addition to your American history lessons!

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What's included
70-minute guided tour led by a MIT student
Admission to the buildings
Instructions
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Starting point
300 Main Street, MA 02142, Cambridge
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, MA 02139, Cambridge
  • Please show your smartphone ticket upon arrival at the meeting point
  • Look for the sign and the managers of the tour on the sidewalk in the center of Kendall Red Line Subway Station (look for the large sculpture of the letters KSQ and the Chipotle restaurant)
  • The tour starts at 12:30, please arrive 10 minutes earlier
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
The terrain of the tour route is handicap accessible at nearly every stop
Live guide
English speaking
Additional info

Tour stops:

  • Kendall Square & the Stata Center
  • The Green Building
  • Great Dome
  • Harvard (Mass Ave) Bridge
  • Lobby 7 & the Infinite Corridor
Insider tip

Swedish action hero Dolph Lundgren, best known as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, was offered a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT back in the 1980s due to his scientific prowess.

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