Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

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The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but how do we know that? Swipe to learn more about this week’s #WeCanBeatT...
04/19/2021

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, but how do we know that? Swipe to learn more about this week’s #WeCanBeatThePandemic topic, the rigorous and transparent vaccine trial process. What other questions do you have about COVID-19 vaccines? Post them in the comments or DM us!
This social series is a part of a new exhibition at MSI called We Can Beat the Pandemic. Together. Learn more with us online and onsite.
https://bit.ly/3ehYmGg

Sabemos que las vacunas contra la COVID-19 son seguras y eficaces, pero ¿cómo podemos tener la seguridad? Desliza para saber más acerca del tema #WeCanBeatThePandemic de esta semana, el proceso riguroso y transparente de los ensayos clínicos para las vacunas. ¿Qué otras dudas tienes sobre las vacunas contra la COVID-19? ¡Escríbelas en los comentarios o envíanos un mensaje directo!
Esta serie en redes sociales es parte de una nueva exhibición en el MSI llamada We Can Beat the Pandemic. Together. Obtén más información con nosotros en línea y de forma presencial. https://bit.ly/3ehYmGg

Support MSI’s STEAM education efforts to promote curiosity and creativity in Black communities from your home, by joinin...
04/12/2021

Support MSI’s STEAM education efforts to promote curiosity and creativity in Black communities from your home, by joining MSI for our first-ever Black Creativity Gala on April 17! Host WGN Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory will lead you through an interactive virtual celebration of Black innovation, resilience and humanity. Enjoy a night of performances by Chicago Children's Choir, K Love the POET and the South Shore Drill Team. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3t8EdJ2

The Allstate Insurance Company is the exclusive lead sponsor for Black Creativity in 2021.

Support MSI’s STEAM education efforts to promote curiosity and creativity in Black communities from your home, by joining MSI for our first-ever Black Creativity Gala on April 17! Host WGN Meteorologist Demetrius Ivory will lead you through an interactive virtual celebration of Black innovation, resilience and humanity. Enjoy a night of performances by Chicago Children's Choir, K Love the POET and the South Shore Drill Team. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3t8EdJ2

The Allstate Insurance Company is the exclusive lead sponsor for Black Creativity in 2021.

How were COVID-19 vaccines made quickly? We’ve actually seen the virus’ Spike protein before. Learn more about this week...
04/12/2021

How were COVID-19 vaccines made quickly? We’ve actually seen the virus’ Spike protein before. Learn more about this week’s #WeCanBeatThePandemic topic, the speed of the creation of the COVID-19 vaccine . What other questions do you have about COVID-19 vaccines? Post them in the comments or DM us!

This social series is a part of a new exhibition at MSI called We Can Beat the Pandemic. Together. Learn more with us online and onsite.

¿Cómo es que las vacunas contra la COVID-19 estuvieron listas tan rápido? De hecho ya habíamos visto la proteína en los picos del virus. Desliza para saber más acerca del tema #WeCanBeatThePandemic de esta semana, la rapidez con la que se creó la vacuna para la COVID-19. ¿Qué otras dudas tienes sobre las vacunas contra la COVID-19? ¡Escríbelas en los comentarios o envíanos un mensaje directo!

Esta serie en redes sociales es parte de una nueva exhibición en el MSI llamada We Can Beat the Pandemic. Together. Obtén más información con nosotros en línea y de forma presencial.

We’re kicking off our spring Jr. Science Café: Meet a Medical Doctor with sessions that focus on medical careers! 🩺 Join...
04/06/2021

We’re kicking off our spring Jr. Science Café: Meet a Medical Doctor with sessions that focus on medical careers! 🩺 Join us this Friday to talk with Dr. Anton Fakhouri, hand and upper extremity orthopaedic specialist at Advocate Christ Medical Center and MidAmerica Orthopaedics (https://midamericaortho.com) Dr. Fakhouri will share his career path and discuss how he treats injuries to hands and arms.

Join the live stream here: msichicago.org/watchJSC

We’re kicking off our spring Jr. Science Café: Meet a Medical Doctor with sessions that focus on medical careers! 🩺 Join us this Friday to talk with Dr. Anton Fakhouri, hand and upper extremity orthopaedic specialist at Advocate Christ Medical Center and MidAmerica Orthopaedics (https://midamericaortho.com) Dr. Fakhouri will share his career path and discuss how he treats injuries to hands and arms.

Join the live stream here: msichicago.org/watchJSC

The Museum sleepover comes to your house! Our first-ever Virtual Snoozeum on Friday, April 30 is a three-hour at-home sc...
04/06/2021

The Museum sleepover comes to your house! Our first-ever Virtual Snoozeum on Friday, April 30 is a three-hour at-home science adventure. We’ll mail an activity kit to your house and Museum staff will be on camera that night to lead activities and engagement for the evening. You can even request to be placed in the same “breakout cabin” with other friends or family who register. msichicago.org/snoozeum.

The Museum sleepover comes to your house! Our first-ever Virtual Snoozeum on Friday, April 30 is a three-hour at-home science adventure. We’ll mail an activity kit to your house and Museum staff will be on camera that night to lead activities and engagement for the evening. You can even request to be placed in the same “breakout cabin” with other friends or family who register. msichicago.org/snoozeum.

After his parents introduced him to a video about the importance of computer science and technology, Ian Brock not only ...
04/01/2021

After his parents introduced him to a video about the importance of computer science and technology, Ian Brock not only found interest in coding but also making techspace more accessible for black and brown people.

Understanding the growing influencing of tech in our everyday lives, Ian founded the non-profit Dream Hustle Code at the age of 13. Through this non-profit Ian has organized after-school coding programs for Chicago’s South and West side neighborhoods.

Each year, we recognize African Americans who are remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation as Black Creativity Innovators. Learn about this year's Black Creativity Innovators, and plan your visit to the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition when it opens at MSI on April 7! https://bit.ly/3sJa175

What started as a way to promote reuse to clients who couldn't afford full home renovation projects, Black Creativity In...
03/30/2021

What started as a way to promote reuse to clients who couldn't afford full home renovation projects, Black Creativity Innovator Taylor Staten grew into the design firm TnS Studio Inc. which reclaims and reuses abandoned buildings.

Recognizing the difference between the number of abandoned buildings in South Side Chicago neighborhoods compared to the North Side neighborhoods, architect Taylor Staten intentionally selects architectural and graphic design projects in South Side communities. Her non-profit extension of TnS Studio, “Be the Change” gives youth the opportunity to participate in architecture summer camps and mentorship programs.

Each year, we recognize African Americans who are remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation as Black Creativity Innovators. Learn about all the Black Creativity Innovators, and visit the Innovator Gallery and Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition when it opens at MSI on April 7! https://bit.ly/3sIAz8w

Each year, we recognize African Americans who are remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation as Black Creativity...
03/28/2021

Each year, we recognize African Americans who are remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation as Black Creativity Innovators. Let’s meet another one this year’s honorees.

After his high school English teacher encouraged him to perform a poem he wrote for class on a stage, J. Ivy realized poetry gave him a voice that he was often too shy to share.

Now a leader in the Chicago arts community, Ivy draws inspiration from life’s gifts and experiences allowing him to connect with people through self-expression. As a poet and spoken word artist he has received a Grammy, Peabody, NAACP Image Award and serves as the President of the Chicago Recording Academy.

Learn about all the Black Creativity Innovators, and visit the Innovator Gallery and Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition when it opens at MSI on April 7! https://bit.ly/2QzKRJG

Each year, we recognize African Americans who are remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation as Black Creativity...
03/26/2021

Each year, we recognize African Americans who are remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation as Black Creativity Innovators. Let’s meet one of the 2021 honorees.

Growing up in Greater Englewood, photojournalist Tonika Lewis-Johnson quickly realized the sharp contrast between her community and the neighborhood of her high school, Lane Tech.

Her desire to document this contrast led her to create The Folded Map Project, a visual investigation of Chicago’s urban segregation. Using the City’s unique grid map system she has opened dialogue between residents who share street names but live 15-18 miles apart. Her work challenges people to understand the social impacts of racial and institutional conditions.

Learn about all the Black Creativity Innovators, and visit the Innovator Gallery and Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition when it opens at MSI on April 7! https://bit.ly/2QzKRJG

We must again raise our voice to decry all forms of racism, this time in support of our Asian American and Pacific Islan...
03/19/2021

We must again raise our voice to decry all forms of racism, this time in support of our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues and communities.

When violent and racist acts take place, it is a clear reminder that there is still a lot of work to do to ensure that all of us are able to live, work and walk down the street without the threat of violence.

We are taking this time to raise awareness around discrimination and create spaces for staff to discuss, support and generate ideas about what we can do as individuals and as an organization.

Connect with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago to learn more and take action.

03/12/2021
Michael Jordan to the Max

Our experiences include tractors, baby chicks, and now a 🐐. "Michael Jordan to the Max" is remastered for its 20th anniversary release, documenting the Chicago Bulls' 1998 NBA Finals run. Relive Chicago history with our five-story screen inside the Giant Dome Theater. msichicago.org/mj

Anemometers measure wind speed. What you're seeing is a type of anemometer called a turtle probe! This probe was struck ...
03/10/2021

Anemometers measure wind speed. What you're seeing is a type of anemometer called a turtle probe! This probe was struck directly by a tornado with winds over 200 mph in Manchester, South Dakota, in 2003. But because of its design, it stayed on the ground and logged a record barometric pressure drop.

Support, amplify and lift each other up to break down barriers. 📣 On this International Women's Day, we want to hear wha...
03/08/2021
New MSI CEO Chevy Humphrey Breaking Barriers

Support, amplify and lift each other up to break down barriers. 📣 On this International Women's Day, we want to hear what mentorship means to you. ⬇️ And comment below with the name of that person who has lifted you up and inspired you along the way!

The new CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry Chevy Humphrey is breaking barriers as the institution navigates through the coronavirus pandemic. Kye Martin reports.

March 10 is an Illinois resident free day! Be sure to check out the renovated Pioneer Zephyr, and We Can Beat the Pandem...
03/08/2021

March 10 is an Illinois resident free day! Be sure to check out the renovated Pioneer Zephyr, and We Can Beat the Pandemic. Together, among one of our newest exhibits. Advance online reservations required for contactless entry. msichicago.org/freedays

Not all super heroes wear capes, but our heroes wear lab coats and hexagon name tags. Happy Employee Appreciation Day to...
03/05/2021

Not all super heroes wear capes, but our heroes wear lab coats and hexagon name tags. Happy Employee Appreciation Day to all MSI staff, who have worked so hard toward a safe reopening and continue to make the Museum one of the best experiences in the galaxy. Give them a wave next time you stop by--we promise we're smiling back at you under our masks!

It is so good to see you again! We’re happy to welcome back members  through Saturday, and the general public starting o...
03/05/2021

It is so good to see you again! We’re happy to welcome back members through Saturday, and the general public starting on Sunday. We can’t wait for you to swing on by to see what’s new. ⬇️

🕸 Speaking of swinging on by--Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is now open! This exhibition, presented by BMO Harris Bank, celebrates more than 80 years of the Marvel Universe. It’s spread across two galleries, featuring more than 300 artifacts including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props and original art. A separate, timed-entry ticket is required. Capacity is limited so be sure to plan ahead! msichicago.org/marvel

🚄 The Pioneer Zephyr exhibition is now open! After a year of renovations, this record-breaking, stainless steel train is ready for public viewing. A marvel itself, the Pioneer Zephyr is renowned for being one of the most futuristic machines ever to ride the rails, revolutionizing the way we the look at travel. msichicago.org/zephyr

🎬 Enjoy our newest film, “Michael Jordan to the Max,” inside the Giant Dome Theater! Plus, check out memorabilia from the man himself, Michael Jordan. Seating, like the defenses playing Jordan, is spread out. msichicago.org/mj (Courtesy of the Chicago Bulls)

💉 A new exhibition, We Can Beat the Pandemic. Together., explains how our past experience with disease outbreaks is informing our response to this one. Hear stories of the current crisis, how it has changed our lives and the persevering spirit that has guided us through. msichicago.org/pandemic

Click to get all the info on visiting procedures and FAQs. Excited to see you IRL! msichicago.org/welcome

03/04/2021

We've missed you. See you Thursday MSI members, and we look forward to welcoming back the public starting Sunday. 👋 We here at MSI can't wait to see you exploring our halls again!

Advance online tickets are required along with face coverings. For more details on visiting procedures, head to msichicago.org/welcome.

Pictured: Black Creativity Juried Art 2020 First Place Winner, Adult Category; “Is It Anger or Jealousy?” (Oil on Canvas...
02/28/2021

Pictured: Black Creativity Juried Art 2020 First Place Winner, Adult Category; “Is It Anger or Jealousy?” (Oil on Canvas), Angela Redmond

The Juried Art Exhibition is a pillar of the Museum’s Black Creativity program, which showcases African-American achievement in a variety of scientific, artistic, and technological fields. The Juried Art Exhibition presents more than 200 works of art from professional and emerging Black artists from around the world. We're excited for you to explore this exhibition again starting April 7! msichicago.org/blackcreativity

💡 This is the Lewis Latimer light bulb. Black inventor Lewis Howard Latimer improved Thomas Edison's light bulb by using...
02/22/2021

💡 This is the Lewis Latimer light bulb. Black inventor Lewis Howard Latimer improved Thomas Edison's light bulb by using a different material for the filament which not only made the bulb last longer, but also more affordable, accessible and efficient. Click to learn more about this incredible inventor, who worked with both Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. https://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/lewis-latimer

From the Collections of The Henry Ford, 1883. Located in MSI's Science Storms exhibition.

02/20/2021

💭 We're wondering what Perseverance is seeing and hearing during its first weekend on Mars. These clips from NASA simulate how audio sounds on Mars versus Earth. This soundbite is from the Curiosity rover landing in 2012.

According to NASA, scientists working on Perseverance accounted for atmospheric temperature, density and chemistry to create this Mars simulation. 📸🔊: NASA

mars.nasa.gov/mars-sounds

Coasting into the weekend. Spacing out watching Netflix. Ariana Grande loves Saturn because it looks like it has seven r...
02/19/2021

Coasting into the weekend. Spacing out watching Netflix. Ariana Grande loves Saturn because it looks like it has seven rings. Serve up your favorite space puns in the comments. 🔭⭐️🚀https://store.msichicago.org/space-coaster-set.html

Won six championships for Chicago, 5x NBA MVP, defied gravity on multiple occasions and saved the Looney Toons from an a...
02/17/2021

Won six championships for Chicago, 5x NBA MVP, defied gravity on multiple occasions and saved the Looney Toons from an alien takeover. Was it the shoes? Happy birthday, Michael Jordan!

Get a close-up look at MJ's Bulls jersey and game-worn shoes at MSI before reliving Chicago history with "Michael Jordan to the Max," showing inside our Giant Dome Theater this March. Seating and showtimes are scattered, click for more details! msichicago.org/23

Memorabilia courtesy of the Chicago Bulls.

Some green for your feed. 🌳❄️ If you take a close look at individual snowflakes, you'll see that they are symmetrical. T...
02/17/2021

Some green for your feed. 🌳

❄️ If you take a close look at individual snowflakes, you'll see that they are symmetrical. That's because the arms form under similar conditions of temperature and humidity.

Ok take a second to think about this--humans are working on landing a rover on Mars right now. 🤯 Join us as we track the...
02/15/2021

Ok take a second to think about this--humans are working on landing a rover on Mars right now. 🤯 Join us as we track the Perseverance Rover landing on Thursday, February 18 at 2 p.m. CT. Tune in to our live stream as we join the official NASA broadcast, and hear from our resident space expert, MSI Curator Dr. Voula Saridakis (and space super fan). She will talk about many of the amazing aspects Perseverance, like what is Mars time, how has COVID-19 impacted the mission, and much more! Click to sign up for this free event. msichicago.org/landing

📸: NASA/JPL-Caltech

🐄 You herd that right. More punny valentines in our Stories to send and share. 💌
02/14/2021

🐄 You herd that right. More punny valentines in our Stories to send and share. 💌

Catch MSI's Dr. Olivia Castellini this Saturday on Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove! She is sharing her STEM ca...
02/12/2021

Catch MSI's Dr. Olivia Castellini this Saturday on Mission Unstoppable with Miranda Cosgrove! She is sharing her STEM career journey, and how it led to the creation of our Science Storms exhibit. Tune in at 10 a.m. this Saturday!

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The Largest Science Center in the Western Hemisphere

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago—one of the largest science museums in the world—is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. It was a moment of inspiration during a family vacation nearly a century ago. Watching his child enthralled by an interactive museum display, our founder Julius Rosenwald resolved to share that experience with Chicago. Since opening in 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago has been dedicated to inspiring the inventive genius in everyone with uniquely interactive experiences. We've hosted more than 180 million guests—or about a billion moments like the one that started it all.

Today, MSI is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, but also works to provide these moments of discovery beyond our walls. Through our Welcome to Science Initiative, we create learning experiences inside and outside the classroom and remove barriers that exclude youth from participating with programs for teachers, schools, families and communities. Together, these are the ways MSI brings science to life for children and adults of all ages, all while pursuing our larger vision: To inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science,technology, medicine and engineering.