Details: University museums of Cambridge, Mass.
If You Go
Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Cambridge, Mass.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Jan. 7-9 (we'll skip the holidays):
JetBlue has nonstop flights from Washington Dulles and BWI Marshall to Boston's Logan Airport starting at a little over $100 round-trip.
Where to Stay
Residence Inn Boston Cambridge
6 Cambridge Center
Within walking distance of MIT and a block from the subway. Rooms start at $139.
1 Bennett St.
A hotel in Harvard Square with restaurants, jazz and cocktail bars, and an ice skating rink in the winter. Rooms start at $199.
Where to Eat
50 JFK St.
Thai restaurant with Best of Boston awards. House specialty entrees about $14.
215 First St.
Stick with the education theme and try this student-run restaurant on the campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Dishes under $30.
What to Do
265 Massachusetts Ave.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7.50; $3 seniors and children younger than 18; free 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday. The "MIT 150 Exhibition" celebrating the university's 150th anniversary opens Jan. 8 and runs through 2011.
of Archaeology and Ethnology
11 Divinity Ave.
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission, which includes the Museum of Natural History, $9; $7 students and seniors; $6 ages 3-18.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St.
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission as for Peabody Museum.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9; $7 seniors; $6 college students; younger than 18 free.
All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.