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 programs, innovative 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 Museum, Greater Lawrence Technical School, Cambridge Public Schools, Boston Public Schools and AFFOA (Advanced Functional Fabrics of America).
Looking for Professional Development?
Transform your teaching of abstract chemical concepts (atoms, molecules, chemical reactions and photosynthesis) through hands-on methods.
Professional development for teachers, nurses, and professionals to better understand molecular processes for DNA replication and gene expression.
Coronavirus Update - MIT administration has announced restrictions that require the cancellation of any programs that would bring K-12 students to MIT between now and September 1, 2021.