Our hands-on science, engineering, and maker opportunities educate and inspire kindergarten through high school students and educators promoting curiosity, skill-building, and life-long learning in science and engineering.

Focused on the Greater Boston area with selected out-of-state and foreign endeavors, the Edgerton Center’s multifaceted approach supports over 150 on-campus classroom field trips annually, plus intensive summer programsinnovative curricula, and teacher professional development

Thanks to the support of the Edgerton Family Foundation, the GE Foundation, the Highland Street Foundation as well as the generous support of MIT alumni, students, and friends, the Edgerton Center provides many of these opportunities at no, or minimal, cost.

We would also like to thank our collaborative relationships with other groups at and outside of MIT. These partners include, but are not limited to, the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, the MIT MuseumGreater Lawrence Technical SchoolCambridge Public SchoolsBoston Public Schools and AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America).

Looking for Professional Development?

Atoms & Molecules Workshops (Currently on Hold)

Transform your teaching of abstract chemical concepts (atoms, molecules, chemical reactions and photosynthesis) through hands-on methods.


DNA Workshops

Professional development for teachers, nurses, and professionals to better understand molecular processes for DNA replication and gene expression.


Maker Workshops

Develop tech/Maker skills, design Maker projects for an academic classroom, and learn how to set up and run a Makerspace.


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Coronavirus Update - Edgerton Outreach is able to offer in-person programming on-campus, in addition to offering Remote instruction. MIT's campus is open to vaccinated and escorted visitors but has additional guidelines in place for in-person sessions.