"This new exhibition represents the next big step in our efforts to open up MIT research labs to the wider community and really give people an up close look at the groundbreaking research that is taking place as we speak," said John Durant, MIT Museum Director. "The new exhibits are an exciting and interactive way to show visitors the sheer diversity of research that is currently going on at MIT. In each case, the research is inspiration and ground breaking, and represents MIT’s commitment to working creatively, effectively and wisely for the betterment of humankind."
The Museum's exhibition team has worked diligently to find ways for visitors to engage with each exhibit. A red telephone will beckon the user to lend their brain to research, and at another display, visitors might try out the HoloPod camera for capturing plankton in a multidimensional view of the small marine organisms swimming around in an aquarium.
To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, the Museum will also be hosting Innovation Sunday on Oct. 4. The Museum will be free all day and will be offering special programs, talks and a chance for visitors to meet some of the scientists involved with the exhibition.