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  1. Can I visit and tour the Media Lab?

    The MIT Media Lab is an academic research laboratory that does not offer general public tours of the lab's research areas.

    On a case-by-case basis, we accept requests from mission-aligned organizations interested in learning how to engage more formally with the lab (corporate member, donor, philanthropic organization, etc.). Please fill out the request form if you'd like to request a tour.

  2. I work for a Media Lab member company. How do I arrange a visit?

    Please email external-relations@media.mit.edu. 

  3. While you're here

Getting here + getting around

The MIT Media Lab is located at 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (map)

Parking can be tough here! We recommend public transportation to campus or a taxi/rideshare service (such as Uber or Lyft).

Via public transportation

Boston’s public transportation system is the MBTA, known as “the T.”

  • Subway: From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). The ride should take about 30 minutes and is free.
  • Bus: The 64, 68, and 85 lines stop near the MIT Welcome Center. The #1 bus stops on Massachusetts Avenue, about a 15-minute walk from the Welcome Center.
  • Shuttle: The EZ Ride shuttle runs to and from Boston’s North Station, with stops at Kendall Square and around MIT’s campus (Note: EZRide is not operated by the MBTA; fare is $2 cash per trip).

From Logan Airport

  • Taxi or rideshare: Taxi fare from the airport is about $35–$40, and a rideshare service can range from about $20–$35. During non-rush hour, the ride will take about 15 minutes; during rush hour, it may take 30 minutes or more.
  • Subway: From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). The ride should take about 30 minutes.

Amtrak

  • South Station, Boston, is the closest train station. South Station is served by the MBTA Red Line, which connects to MIT at the MIT/Kendall stop.

Bluebikes

  • Bluebikes is the Boston area’s public bike share program. There are several stations around campus for renting or returning a bike. Visitors may purchase an Adventure Pass, which is valid for 24 hours.

Parking

  • Parking in Cambridge and Boston can be expensive and hard to find. Whenever possible, park where you’re staying and use public transportation or a taxi/rideshare service. If you must drive to the campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of campus. More parking information is available from Parkopedia.

Media Lab Accessibility Map

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Additional Resources

Nursing Room

  • Mamava Nursing Pod across from E14-595
    Private, locked room for one. For more information and to request access, contact Lauren Weinstock, lgweinst@media.mit.edu or 617-324-2817.

Gender neutral restrooms

  • E14-494
  • E14-495
  • E15-098
  • E15-099

Lobby Exhibits

The lobby of the new Media Lab building (MIT building E14, 75 Amherst Street) houses a rotating series of research and historical exhibits and is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. The original Media Lab building (MIT building E15, the Wiesner Building) is home to the MIT List Visual Arts Center and is open to the public. In addition, the lobby of E15 and adjacent outdoor spaces are home to several pieces from MIT's public art collection, including Kenneth Noland's Here-There, which inspired the original Media Lab colorbar logo.

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