Hobby Shop 2nd Level

Become a Member!

Membership to the Hobby Shop is open to MIT students, staff, faculty, retirees, alumni/ae, and their spouses. The membership fee can be paid by cash or check or Techcash at the Hobby Shop and also by internal requisition on the MIT ATLAS navigation site. 
We cannot accept Debit or Credit cards.
First time members must also attend a one hour orientation. Orientation are given most weeks, typically Wednesdays from 1 - 2 pm. This can change, however, so please email or call to confirm time. Email: kenstone@mit.edu or hayami@mit.edu, or call (617) 253-4343

Membership Fees

Member Type 1 Term 2 Terms 3 Term
Student $40 $70 $100
Staff $60 N/A $150
Faculty $100 N/A $250
Alumni/ae $200 N/A $500


Terms for Membership

Spouse fees are the same as the MIT community member's fees. Membership fees are not prorated or refundable. A yearly membership includes any three consecutive terms. The term dates are given below.

  • Fall: September 1 through January 31
  • Spring: January 1 through May 31
  • Summer: June 1 through August 31