Over the February school vacation, February 19-24, the MIT Museum will host its annual Feb Fest. This year’s theme is Big Data, inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Big Bang Data. Except as noted, the cost of all of the following events is included in the charge for museum admission:
Workshops for middle-school students (9:30AM-3:30PM), including trips to the MIT campus: Pre-registration is required for each of the following (cost $85):
- February 20: Environmental Data Art
- February 21: Using Data to Build Better Bridges
- February 22: Building Robots that Use Data
- February 23: Let’s Do Science: Using Crowd-Sourced Data
Showcases (daily 10AM-Noon), with topics changing daily. Drop-in; registration not required.
- February 19: Chain Reaction Construction with Data
- February 20: Data for Energy & Our Environment
- February 21: Data for Health & Wellness
- February 22: Data Communication & Visualization
- February 23: The Internet and Machine Learning
Idea Hub (daily 12:30-2PM) to explore programming in Scratch. On-site sign-up for 30-minute sessions.
Gallery Tours (daily 2-2:30PM) for ages 14+. Tickets available for up to 25 participants starting 30 minutes before each tour.
- February 20, 22, 23: Big Bang Data
- February 21: CAVS 50, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Finale (February 24, 1-4PM): Citizen Science Fair: Public participation in data collection, analysis, and reporting.