Join the Libraries at the MIT 2016 Open House

Celebrate the campus centennial with music, activities, and our Great Stride exhibit

Event date April 23, 2016 10am - 3pm

MIT is opening its doors April 23 for Under the Dome, a day-long, Institute-wide open house, and the Libraries will be a part of it all. Choose from more than 350 activities across campus. We hope to see you there!


rare book in cradleCreate Your Own Rare Book Cradle
Book cradles help to reduce stress on the spine of a book. Stop by to create your own quick, easy, and inexpensive book cradle with simple materials.
Killian Court




cylinder playerThe Sound of Music at MIT in 1916
This talk examines the music that was popular at MIT a century ago. Listen to music from MIT’s opening ceremony as performed by current MIT students and faculty, and hear music recordings on vintage phonograph players dating from the period.
Lewis Music Library, 14E-109



coloringFamily-Friendly Activities

Take a selfie with the “Great Stride guy,” pick up a coloring book (for those young at heart as well as youngsters), learn fun facts about MIT’s history, and much more.
Killian Court




Great-Stride_323x111_acf_croppedVisit The Great Stride
Our exhibit, featuring items from the Institute Archives, illuminates the people who envisioned, labored, and provided the resources to build the “New Technology,” and celebrates the three days of festivities in 1916 which hailed the new campus.
Maihaugen Gallery, 14N-130


Explore all the Open House activities 

From February 29 to June 4, 2016, MIT commemorates a century at its “new” campus. Through academic and celebratory programming, the spring-long festivities explore the innovations, advancements, and challenges brought forth by MIT’s historic decision to move from Boston to Cambridge in 1916.

Join the conversation with the hashtag #MIT02139.