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Wicked Smart

: Invented in the Hub

Permanent Exhibit

Massachusetts was ranked as the most innovative state in America in 2016 (Bloomberg Index), and the Museum of Science, straddling Boston and Cambridge, is located at the heart of its innovation economy. This new exhibit invites you to celebrate Greater Boston-based innovations and the creators behind them!


Innovation Hub

The Museum of Science is partnering with WGBH’s Innovation Hub (a public radio program and podcast) to highlight some of the innovators featured on the show. The show’s host, Kara Miller, interviews creative thinkers about science, technology, education, and more. Our current featured innovator is Ministry of Supply, a clothing company that integrates technology and fashion. Touch and compare fabric samples, watch a video highlighting Ministry of Supply’s design and testing process, and get an up close look at a 3D-printed blazer and a smart heated jacket. Listen to Kara Miller, host of Innovation Hub, speak with two co-founders of Ministry of Supply about their work.

In partnership with Innovation Hub.


Particle Mirror

Enjoy a large, multi-person interactive that explores interactive special effects simulations created by Cambridge-based digital media artist and computer graphics research scientist Karl Sims. Use your body to interact with a variety of Sims's special effects and watch and listen as the simulation responds to your movements.



A lab at Harvard University is testing new methods for developing tiny, flying microrobots called RoboBees. Learn some of the challenges the research team is still facing in order to develop and control thousands of tiny robots. At the Brain Lab, become an electrical engineer as you balance power, weight, and sensor capability to develop a RoboBee brain. Then, as a mechanical engineer in the Body Lab, evaluate a pop-up method of constructing the RoboBee body. Finally, as a computer scientist in the Colony Lab, you can test a program that controls thousands of virtual RoboBees as they search for and pollinate flowers.

Funded through the National Science Foundation's Expeditions in Computing program. In partnership with researchers from Harvard and Northeastern universities.


Freedom Chair

Test the latest in wheelchair technology with the Freedom Chair, a lever-powered off-road wheelchair you can ride in and propel over bumps. It was created by GRIT, a social enterprise startup created by mechanical engineering students from MIT.


G3PD: 3-D Printed Glass

See four glass vessels from the Glass I collection, created with a novel 3-D printer called the G3PD. The custom-designed 3-D printer deposits molten glass in a layer-by-layer fashion, enabling precise control of the structure's shape and the resulting optical properties. G3DP was developed by Neri Oxman and The Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with the Glass Lab at MIT.


Cheetah 2

Meet the Cheetah 2 robot from MIT, a biologically inspired robot that looks like a cheetah and is capable of autonomously running, sensing, and jumping over obstacles up to 18 inches high.


Blue Wing, Level 1. Find on map

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