Kevin's Month at the Museum

Kevin's Month at the Museum From Oct. 19 – Nov. 17: Eating, sleeping, and sciencing for 30 days at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago!
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Operating as usual

11/18/2011

Thanks to all who have been following Kevin here and contributing to his amazing month living at MSI. The Museum was sad to see him go, but he's surely enjoying the comforts of home. As a final thanks to you, "Month at the Museum 2" sponsor CB2 is offering the chance to add to your own home's comforts. Visit the Welcome/Giveaway tab on the Museum of Science and Industry's page to enter for your chance to win a $100 CB2 gift certificate. Enter by Tuesday, 11/22: http://on.fb.me/MATMcb2

U-505 submarine
11/17/2011

U-505 submarine

11/17/2011

So long, farewell, and 'til we meet again. It's been an amazing month; thanks for sharing it with me. This is Kevin, signing off.

Thank You & See You Later
11/17/2011
Thank You & See You Later

Thank You & See You Later

I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you all for your enthusiasm, encouragement, comments and suggestions. This has truly been an amazing experience and I owe it, in part, to your involvemen...

11/17/2011
Parting Words on Day 30

Parting Words on Day 30

Parting Words on Day 30 Thank you for following along with me and my adventure. Take care! 'Til we meet again... -Kevin From: kevinatmsi Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:02 More in Nonprofits & Activism

11/17/2011

Working on my final video and blog post! Wow. Hard to believe it's been 30 days.

Looking Back
11/17/2011
Looking Back

Looking Back

"Alright Mr. Byrne. Lay back on the couch and relax. Where would you like to start?""Well, it all goes back to my childhood..." Nah - just kidding. It's not going to be like that. But this is the tim...

11/17/2011

Good morning, Day 30!!! I've absolutely loved days 1 through 29 but I'm very happy to see you.

"Where do you shower?"
11/17/2011

"Where do you shower?"

Mission to Mars with May Community Academy
11/17/2011

Mission to Mars with May Community Academy

Scientists just the same
11/16/2011
Scientists just the same

Scientists just the same

Today I met an amazing group of scientists. Sure, their average height is 4-foot-something and they can't get a license for a few more years; but they are scientists nonetheless. The students I met s...

11/16/2011

Day 29 is Space Day! And "Packing Day" and "Starting to Say Goodbyes Day" and "Running Around Frantically Snapping Pictures Day" and...

Putting Max, the tree topper, on the 45 foot Christmas in the Rotunda.
11/16/2011

Putting Max, the tree topper, on the 45 foot Christmas in the Rotunda.

11/16/2011

Quick Quiz: What do Laika, Ham and Yuri all have in common?

11/16/2011

BIG THANKS to everyone for their kind words on my last couple of days. I really appreciate it!

Standing guard. (middle of the night in the chick hatchery)
11/16/2011

Standing guard. (middle of the night in the chick hatchery)

For "Viewer's Choice" I *tried* to sleep in Dr. Seuss's secret garden. It didn't quite work out so I took option B: the ...
11/16/2011
Wall Photos

For "Viewer's Choice" I *tried* to sleep in Dr. Seuss's secret garden. It didn't quite work out so I took option B: the hamster wheel. Later today I'll post an album of where I've slept during my month.

11/15/2011
Whispering Gallery

Whispering Gallery

Whispering Gallery Remember when I was going to do all my Facebook posts in Morse code? Uh, yeah, that lasted a day. Here's my next big idea. From: kevinatmsi Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 00:38 More in Nonprofits & Activism

11/15/2011
Segway's the only way

Segway's the only way

Segway's the only way Here's a quick video from a few days ago. "I'm never gonna walk again!" From: kevinatmsi Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 00:18 More in Nonprofits & Activism

11/15/2011
Gravitron Fun

Gravitron Fun

Gravitron Fun Having after hours fun with my gravitrons. From: kevinatmsi Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 00:18 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Cue the Golden Girls Theme Song
11/15/2011
Cue the Golden Girls Theme Song

Cue the Golden Girls Theme Song

The Golden Girls theme is pretty iconic but if you don't recall how it goes, please Google it now. No really. Open up a new tab and get this 42 seconds of sweetness stuck in your brain. We'll wait. +...

Looks pretty real, doesn't it.
11/15/2011

Looks pretty real, doesn't it.

Someone had the idea for me to wear old timey clothes and get into the Main Street facades. Oh wait- that was my idea. S...
11/15/2011

Someone had the idea for me to wear old timey clothes and get into the Main Street facades. Oh wait- that was my idea. Sorry for horning in on your day. :-)

11/15/2011
MSI Tour at Warp Speed

MSI Tour at Warp Speed

MSI Tour at Warp Speed Now can you see why I need a month to see it all!? (and I even missed a few spots) From: kevinatmsi Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 08:04 More in Nonprofits & Activism

11/15/2011

Didn't I tell you that Jeanne and Melissa from WCIU's "You and Me this Morning" are troublemakers?! Well here's proof. These two crack me up. http://bit.ly/six6hW

Baby Chick Breaking News: I'm actually father to 26 (yes, 26!) Black Javas, not the original 23 that I thought (sounds l...
11/15/2011
Wall Photos

Baby Chick Breaking News: I'm actually father to 26 (yes, 26!) Black Javas, not the original 23 that I thought (sounds like a Maury Povich episode). A few were late and needed a little help getting out of their shells. Their names are Cup, Mug & Saucer.

I'm a proud papa! 23 of my Black Java chicks ended up hatching! Here's a photo of the li'l ones.
11/14/2011
Wall Photos

I'm a proud papa! 23 of my Black Java chicks ended up hatching! Here's a photo of the li'l ones.

17 Chicks and Counting
11/14/2011
17 Chicks and Counting

17 Chicks and Counting

Bust out the cigars, everyone; it's time to celebrate! I'm a proud father to 17 Black Java chicks. There may be more to join the peep (yes, you can actually call a group of chicks a peep) but at last...

See the museum for the trees
11/14/2011
See the museum for the trees

See the museum for the trees

I've never considered myself much of a history guy. I work with numbers in my professional life, but I'm pitiful at remembering dates: birthdays, holidays, important years in history. No clue - it's ...

11/14/2011
Stir-Crazy

Stir-Crazy

Stir-Crazy After 26 days, am I stir-crazy? You be the judge. From: kevinatmsi Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 00:26 More in Nonprofits & Activism

11/14/2011

It's a bit long, but a nice summary of the month through day 17. In my own words:
http://bit.ly/rXqB46

Hip new mood lamp, eh? Or... candling an egg. At only 5 days, you can already see a developing eye (the dark dot).
11/14/2011
Wall Photos

Hip new mood lamp, eh? Or... candling an egg. At only 5 days, you can already see a developing eye (the dark dot).

11/13/2011
A U-505 Overnight

A U-505 Overnight

A U-505 Overnight For Veteran's Day (aka: my Submarine Day), I spent the night on the U-505. Here's the full report. From: kevinatmsi Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 03:15 More in Nonprofits & Activism

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Chicago, IL
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General information

Month at the Museum 2 will choose one person to take on this assignment: spend a month at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) to live and breathe science 24/7 for 30 days. From Oct. 19 to Nov. 17, 2011, this person's mission will be to experience all the fun and education that fits in this historic 14-acre building, living here and reporting your experience to the outside world. There will be plenty of time to explore the Museum and its exhibits after hours, with access to rarely seen nooks and crannies of this 77-year-old institution.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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