Broad Institute and MIT to open new museums

Check out both centers when they open in October.


The Broad Institute was founded in 2004 at MIT + Harvard.

Photo by Gretchen Ertl

Get ready to discover two new museums in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, right across the street from each other.

Broad Discovery Center, 415 Main St.
🗓️ Opening Mon., Oct. 31.

The biomedical and genomic institute’s new discovery center has been built into the lobby of its Main Street headquarters.

The Discovery Center will host four research-related galleries on infectious disease, cancer, psychiatry, and rare + common diseases.

Expect 16 digital experiences with interactive elements (think: informational touchscreens).

The best part? Admission will be free. Catch a preview of the center at the Cambridge Science Festival starting Mon., Oct. 3.

MIT Museum, 314 Main St.
🗓️ Opening Sun., Oct. 2

The museum’s new digs will be 56,000 sqft — a third larger than the previous Massachusetts Ave. location.

There will eight galleries to explore, introducing visitors to MIT and exploring the university’s broader role in research.

Adults will pay $18 to visit, and Cambridge resident members can go for free.

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