MIT Hobby Shop

Hobby Shop

Learn By Doing

The MIT Hobby Shop is a fully-equipped wood and metal shop that teaches students the art of thoughtful design.

The Hobby Shop has fostered MIT’s spirit of learning by doing for over 80 years by providing tools, training, and assistance to all MIT students, faculty, staff, and alums interested in turning their ideas into reality.

The Hobby Shop - Summer 2021 

*The Hobby Shop 

 Summer Hobby Shop in perosn, orientations are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00. Final Orientation for Summer is Thursday, July 29th. You must have a Covid Pass and sign up through Bookkit to join our Orientations


There is a multi-step process for gaining access to the Hobby Shop this term 

Step 1: CovidPass and Building Access

- You must have a MIT CovidPass 

-  We are open for students, staff and faculty that would like to gain access for recreational, extracurricular projects, research work and for academic classes. 

Step 2: Bookkit Reservation

- All access to the Hobby Shop must be pre-scheduled on Bookkit

- Email Hayami: to request Bookkit invitation 

Step 3: Orientation - In person

- All new Hobby Shop members must attend one of our scheduled orientation sessions. 

- Space is limited.

Questions: Email Hayami: 






Where are we?

W31-031. Our entrance door is near the corner of Massachusetts  Ave and Vassar St.. Come down the hall and dial the call box 3-4343.