Visit the Broad Discovery Center during April School Vacation Week

By Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Broad Discovery Center, a free public science museum, is offering daily guided tours during the Massachusetts April school vacation week Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 21, 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Exhibits in white, yellow, orange, red, and blue colors lit up via spotlighting at night time view of Broad Discovery Center.

.: Tue, April 18 2023 10am – Fri, April 21 2023 3pm.

ONLY for April School Vacation week: Hours are Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

OTHERWISE Regular hours are as follows:

Staffed hours: Monday - Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Guided tours: Monday - Wednesday
11:00 AM

Lobby hours: Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Admission is free and open to the public.

We are closed for all major holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Ages: 12 to Adults.

Grades 6th grade through 12th grade.

Open to all

    No application or registration needed.



    • In-person only.

    The Broad Discovery Center is one block from the Kendall/MIT station on the Red Line, and on the EZ-Ride, CT2, 64, 68, and 85 bus lines. For specific directions from your location, visit the MBTA. There is also a Blue Bikes station on the corner of Ames and Main Streets. 

    There are multiple pay lots in the surrounding area and parking fees vary. The nearest parking lot is the Yellow Garage at 75 Ames Street. The garage and Discovery Center are both wheelchair accessible. Limited street parking is available throughout Kendall Square. We do not offer parking validation.

    Museum address:

    Broad Discovery Center
    Merkin Building Lobby
    415 Main Street
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    (617) 714-7000

    Wheelchair accessible.

    We aim to create the best visitor experience for all our guests. Below is a list of the accommodations currently available. We will be expanding this list as we learn more about our patrons. Contact us at if you have specific needs, questions, or suggestions.


    • The Broad Discovery Center is on the ground floor.
    • The main entrance door has push button access.
    • Two wheelchairs are available; inquire with the front desk or museum staff.
    • Seating is available throughout the exhibit space.


    • During staffed hours (Monday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm), our visitor experience assistant is available to explain exhibit content, including text, images, and videos.
    • Large print, high contrast handouts of exhibit text are available; inquire with museum staff during staffed hours.


    • All digital exhibits with sound have open captioned videos.
    • Assisted Listening Devices are available for tours or events during staffed hours. 


    • Multi-stall, gendered, and gender-inclusive restrooms are located in the lobby.
    • A private Mother’s Room is available; inquire with the front desk or museum staff. 

    Additional information

    Group tours can be booked two weeks in advance for group size 10-30 people via a web form

    Visit the Broad Discovery Center to learn about advances in biomedical science and how they are leading to new insights into what causes diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, and how to better treat them. You can take a free, guided tour of our museum. For groups of 10-30 people and other time offerings, book a free tour on our website.The Broad Discovery Center is a public educational space with five galleries on human disease and biomedical research. We hope to see you soon!

    Event continues to run during April vacation.