MIT Field Trips

MIT Field Trips

High school science teachers are invited to bring their classes to the Biology Department for a day of lectures and hands-on activities.

Group of students surrounding an instructor, whose hands are over a white bucket

Nancy Cianchetta

I’ve taken many of my students on field trips to MIT biology over the years. We’ve done career exploration days, lectures, and more; these programs are among the best, and we’ve used some aspects of what we’ve observed as a launch point for our STEM Academy. My students absolutely love coming to MIT — they’re hardworking kids with varied backgrounds, and after visiting they are often inspired to apply to MIT for college.

Who Should Apply

High school science teachers who have:

Program Details

  • One-day field trip during MIT’s spring break in March
  • Morning lecture given by an MIT faculty member
  • Hands-on activities in small groups
  • Lunch with scientists (pizza and drinks provided)
  • Laboratory visits
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