If you plan to explore Cambridge during your visit to Boston, the MIT Museum is sure to be an informative and inspirational stop on your journey through the neighborhood. The museum showcases the history of the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology and how the work of its students and faculty have changed the world. For those seeking intellectual stimulation, a visit to Boston is not complete without venturing across the Charles River to explore this prestigious university – and what better way to appreciate MIT’s far-reaching influence than a visit to its museum?

The museum chronicles many ways in which MIT has impacted modern society – from making advances in nautical technology to establishing innovative practices in the study of architecture. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to view original blueprints of iron and steel ships built in the 19th century, learn about the history of graphic design and how its trends have been influenced by MIT over the years, and even flip through scrap books detailing some of the infamously complex student pranks performed on campus.

Visit the MIT Museum any day of the week for a small entrance fee of $10. As it is indeed open seven days a week, the museum is a great activity for a Monday or Tuesday when other museums may be closed.