The MIT Museum will host its 19th (XIX) annual Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction Event on November 25th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in MIT’s Rockwell Cage Gymnasium at 120 Vassar Street in Cambridge, MA. This is year 19 (XIX) for F.A.T and the theme for this year’s event is “symmetry”. Kinetic artists Arthur Ganson and Jeff Lieberman will mastermind the choreography of this Rube Goldberg machine, assisted by teams who range from families, friends, school groups, artists, and engineers. Over 20 teams from all over the country participate in this one-of-a-kind engineering feat that is as fun for the audience as it is for those who have been tinkering away with their links.
Throughout the early afternoon, teams will put the finishing touches on their contraptions. Spectators can meet the teams and engage in themed hands-on activities. At 3:30 p.m., the magic moment when all the machines are linked together, the chain reaction will be set off.
MIT Museum’s 19th Annual Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction Event
Friday, November 25, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Rockwell Cage Gymnasium
120 Vasser Street
Admission: Regular admission at the door for spectators is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-17, students (with ID), seniors, military personnel, and MIT ID-holders. Children under 5 years old are free. Admission to F.A.T. also includes a free same-day admission to the MIT Museum and store, which will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Parking available at West Garage (125 Vassar Street) for $5 (payment by credit card only).
For more information go to http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/fat