MIT's arts, humanities, and social sciences play crucial roles in generating positive change around the globe.

During the open house, you can learn about language and the mind, future media, technology in our lives, computer-aided musicology, reducing global poverty; and exploring cultures. You can also meet authors, enjoy musical concerts and readings, and tour a game lab. Be surprised!

(All day) The future of humanities educationKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 1:00pm Turning metals into medalsKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 1:00pm Glass Lab tours and demonstrationsKid and Family Friendly
11:30am - 12:00pm Meet MIT authors! Book signing with Sandy Pentland, author of "Honest Signals: How They Shape Our World"
12:00pm - 12:40pm Panel discussion: What can a graduate degree do for you?
12:00pm - 2:30pm Showcase of performing arts: from dance to gospel
12:30pm - 3:00pm Ballroom dance: learning session and performance
12:30pm - 1:00pm Meet MIT authors! Book signing with Jay Keyser, author of "Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows"
1:00pm - 3:00pm MIT Public Service CenterKid and Family Friendly
1:00pm - 2:30pm Soapbox talks: US Civil War, making fire, Pluto, camouflage and everything in between
1:00pm - 2:30pm Do-It Tours by the Hobby Shop, Edgerton Center Student Shop, and D-LabKid and Family Friendly
1:00pm - 1:30pm Poems/duets
1:00pm - 3:00pm Media Laboratory project demonstrationsKid and Family Friendly
1:00pm - 4:00pm Stopping time at the Edgerton CenterKid and Family Friendly
1:00pm - 4:00pm Language and the human mind
1:30pm - 4:00pm Distinguished faculty lectures with chemist Richard Schrock and economists Peter Diamond and Esther Duflo
1:30pm - 2:00pm Meet MIT authors! Book signing with Philip Alexander, author of "A Widening Sphere: Evolving Cultures at MIT"
1:30pm - 2:00pm Bagpipes and balladsKid and Family Friendly
2:00pm - 2:40pm Panel discussion: What can a graduate degree do for you?
2:00pm - 2:30pm Meet MIT authors! Book signing with Erik Brynjolfsson, author of "Wired for Innovation: How IT is Reshaping the Economy"
2:25pm - 3:10pm Distinguished faculty lecture with Professor Peter Diamond, 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
2:30pm - 4:00pm Do-It Tours by the Hobby Shop, Edgerton Center Student Shop, and D-LabKid and Family Friendly
2:45pm - 4:00pm Gender, race, and the complexities of science and technology
3:15pm - 4:00pm Learn to folk dance
3:15pm - 4:00pm Distinguished faculty lecture with Esther Duflo, Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics
7:00pm - 8:30pm Alan Lightman in conversation about "Mr. g"
8:00pm - 10:00pm MIT Festival Jazz EnsembleKid and Family Friendly
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11:00am - 4:00pm A day of discovery, music, and great ideas presented by MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social SciencesKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm A showcase of invention as public service at MIT
11:00am - 4:00pm Build a city with urban plannersKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Celebrating discovery at MIT: an undergraduate research poster sessionKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Celebrating MIT's public art collection
11:00am - 4:00pm Center for Bits and Atoms Digital Fabrication Facility and Fab Lab network
11:00am - 4:00pm Change the world through media
11:00am - 4:00pm Compton Gallery — MIT150 exhibitionKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Confronting the climate change challengeKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Creative talents: music performances, yo-yo's, and more
11:00am - 4:00pm Eliot K. Wolk Gallery — design competition exhibitKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Exhibits from the MIT Glass Lab, Student Art Association, and the MIT Hobby Shop
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Bibliodoptera
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Dis[Course]4
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Gradated Field
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): MIT Mood Meter
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Night of Numbers
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Overliner
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Soft Rockers
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): String Tunnel
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): voltaDom
11:00am - 4:00pm Festival of Art + Science + Technology Installations (FAST): Wind Screen
11:00am - 4:00pm GAMBIT game lab open houseKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Hart Nautical Gallery exhibit
11:00am - 4:00pm Koch Institute Public GalleriesKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Literature at MIT
11:00am - 4:00pm Mens et Manus: reinterpreting the seal of MIT in a display of origami, wood, and glass
11:00am - 4:00pm MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)—poster sessionKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm MIT Museum inside outKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm MIT OpenCourseWare: unlocking knowledge and empowering mindsKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm MIT Portugal program video
11:00am - 4:00pm MIT student mini-concerts: the sounds of minds and hands at workKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm MIT150 welcome loungeKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Music, theatre, comedy, and more performed by MIT students
11:00am - 4:00pm Participate in video game researchKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Preserving your family's history
11:00am - 4:00pm Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning
11:00am - 4:00pm Technology through time: 150 years of MIT history at the MIT Libraries' Maihaugen GalleryKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm The Student Art Association (SAA) open house
11:00am - 4:00pm Use brain wave sensors in SCRATCHKid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm What is the Engineering Systems Division (ESD)?Kid and Family Friendly
11:00am - 4:00pm Wiesner Student Art Gallery
11:00am - 4:00pm WMBR 88.1 FM: broadcasting live
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