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The MIT DMSE Breakerspace is a materials exploration lab open to all undergraduates.


The DMSE Breakerspace welcomes all MIT undergraduates to explore the world of materials through hands-on experiences with powerful desktop materials characterization instruments. More than just a laboratory, it’s a dynamic hub for multidisciplinary learning, encouraging students to pursue their own questions. The Breakerspace also features a lounge for relaxing, socializing, and enjoying espresso — an inclusive space for academic exploration and leisure.

Training, access, and hours:

The Breakerspace lab and lounge are both open 8 AM to midnight, seven days/week. New lab users should register for a training on our calendar to gain access to the lab. If you would like lounge access, please request it here.