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For 150 years, MIT faculty and students have built innovative bridges to the future by exploring everything from the vast reaches of space to the infinitesimally small world of nanomolecules. This April, over 20,000 visitors were able to peek under the dome and see for themselves what we do.

Their eyes and minds opened wide as they explored exhibits, demonstrations, and performances throughout our campus — everything from rockets to robots, labs to lasers, and solar cells to supercomputers. Visitors enjoyed hands-on activities using the same amazing tools and technologies our researchers use!

Under the Dome: Come Explore MIT was a day-long, campus-wide open house that also kicked off the Cambridge Science Festival, which ran from April 30–May 8.

Guests dove into hundreds of activities in architecture, engineering, aeronautics and astronautics, humanities and arts, science, biotechnology, management and entrepreneurship, energy and the environment, transportation, and the history and culture of MIT.

Read more at: MIT News and The Tech. 

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