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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Respect is elemental. We consider our online communities an extension of the Museum. That’s why we welcome your questions, encourage discussion and work to inspire your inventive genius. And, just as we do

The Museum of Science and Industry gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the citizens of Chicago. Museum of Science and Industry Facebook Code of Conduct

Respect is elemental. We consider our online communities an extension of the Museum. That’s why we welcome your questions, encourage discussion and work to inspire your inventive genius. And, just as we do

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Before social media and the internet, fans shared their love and joy for their favorite Marvel heroes not only through c...
07/29/2021
Look Back at Marvel's Trading Cards of the 90’s

Before social media and the internet, fans shared their love and joy for their favorite Marvel heroes not only through comic books but also trading cards. Take a look at this article from Marvel.com that delves into the history of Marvel trading cards and plan your visit to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes presented by BMO Harris Bank which includes artifacts from Marvel fan clubs and lifelong fans. msichicago.org/marvel

https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/marvel-75-trading-cards-of-the-90-s

Dan Buckley and Michael Pasciullo give the inside story of one of Marvel's most impactful initiatives of the 1990's!

Between now and October 1, 2021, educators can apply for the Exelon Green Lab Grant to have the opportunity to receive f...
07/27/2021
Green Lab Grant

Between now and October 1, 2021, educators can apply for the Exelon Green Lab Grant to have the opportunity to receive funding that will go towards creating new or modernizing existing spaces that focus on science, technology, math and/or engineering, among other disciplines. Visit the website now to learn more or share this with those you want to have the opportunity!

A new grant opportunity for out-of-school time (OST) providers to create "STEM labs of the future": programs for high school students encouraging new thinking and science-based solutions to address climate issues.

Curious about how the COVID-19 vaccine impacts the children in your life? Join us online on August 5 at noon CST to have...
07/26/2021

Curious about how the COVID-19 vaccine impacts the children in your life? Join us online on August 5 at noon CST to have a conversation about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine with public health expert Dr. Allison Arwady and pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Tina Tan. This Q&A will be moderated by Brandis Friedman of WTTW’s "Chicago Tonight." https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-vaccines-and-covid-talk-with-the-experts-registration-163243282051?aff=msifb

Curious about how the COVID-19 vaccine impacts the children in your life? Join us online on August 5 at noon CST to have a conversation about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine with public health expert Dr. Allison Arwady and pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. Tina Tan. This Q&A will be moderated by Brandis Friedman of WTTW’s "Chicago Tonight." https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-vaccines-and-covid-talk-with-the-experts-registration-163243282051?aff=msifb

The hosts from Marvel’s Earth’s Mightiest Show share their favorite versions of Loki. Which is your favorite? Visit the ...
07/22/2021
Which Is Your Favorite Variant of Loki?

The hosts from Marvel’s Earth’s Mightiest Show share their favorite versions of Loki. Which is your favorite? Visit the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition presented by BMO Harris Bank at MSI to see Loki’s iconic horned helmet as worn by actor Tom Hiddleston. msichicago.org/marvel

https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/which-is-your-favorite-version-of-loki

Marvel’s god of mischief has taken on several forms – Earth’s Mightiest Show picks the best!

Sociologist and writer Eve Ewing talks to Chicago Tribune about her new children’s book, “Maya and the Robot” (inspired ...
07/21/2021
Eve Ewing’s children’s book ‘Maya and the Robot’ takes a young girl’s STEM dreams seriously

Sociologist and writer Eve Ewing talks to Chicago Tribune about her new children’s book, “Maya and the Robot” (inspired by an MSI visit with her niece!) https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/books/ct-eve-ewing-maya-and-the-robot-tt-0713-20210713-73qc5ye2fze5ditbx6diqjx4by-story.html

Eve L. Ewing's latest book is an illustrated middle grade novel that puts STEM at the center of a story about community and adapting to change.

We’re bringing science to your neighborhood with free Summer Brain Games science kits. Find them at 25 select Chicago Pu...
07/16/2021
Summer Brain Games

We’re bringing science to your neighborhood with free Summer Brain Games science kits. Find them at 25 select Chicago Public Library branches while supplies last. The kits include all supplies needed for three activities along with step-by-step instructions in English and Spanish.

You can also sign up at msichicago.org/summerbrain to receive at-home science resources and a voucher for four free tickets to visit MSI. It’s part of our commitment to encouraging learning wherever children are.

Summer Brain Games is sponsored by the CREATE Program / 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project and Wintrust.

#summerbraingames #summerlearningweek

Join us for a science-fused summer of discovery! Summer Brain Games features free and fun at-home science activities that use everyday items and easy to follow instructions in English and Spanish.

07/15/2021
Flipbook

We’re flipping out over this scientific art project! Learn about “apparent motion” by making your drawing come to life in a sketchbook. Start simple, but once you get the hang of it you might want to make a whole library of flip books. Get the instructions here: https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/summer-brain-games/activities/flip-book/

Sign up for more science-fused discovery at msichicago.org/summerbrain and you’ll get four free tickets to visit MSI.

#summerbraingames #summerlearningweek

It’s National Summer Learning Week and we’re offering free tickets to visit MSI as part of this year's Summer Brain Game...
07/14/2021

It’s National Summer Learning Week and we’re offering free tickets to visit MSI as part of this year's Summer Brain Games program! By visiting msichicago.org/summerbrain and signing up, you and your family can visit the Museum to check out our two reimagined and renovated exhibits the Pioneer Zephyr train and Take Flight exhibition featuring our 727 airplane.

Have a blast by making bubbles! This Summer Brain Games activity mixes chemistry with creativity. All you need is dish s...
07/13/2021

Have a blast by making bubbles! This Summer Brain Games activity mixes chemistry with creativity. All you need is dish soap, water, a plastic bottle and an old sock (preferably a clean one 😁). Make a bubble snake like the one pictured, or add food coloring and grab some paper to make bubble art! Find the instructions here: https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/summer-brain-games/activities/bubble-blast/.

Sign up for more science-fused discovery at msichicago.org/summerbrain and you’ll get four free tickets to visit MSI.

Have a blast by making bubbles! This Summer Brain Games activity mixes chemistry with creativity. All you need is dish soap, water, a plastic bottle and an old sock (preferably a clean one 😁). Make a bubble snake like the one pictured, or add food coloring and grab some paper to make bubble art! Find the instructions here: https://www.msichicago.org/science-at-home/summer-brain-games/activities/bubble-blast/.

Sign up for more science-fused discovery at msichicago.org/summerbrain and you’ll get four free tickets to visit MSI.

Join us for a science-fused summer of discovery! Our annual Summer Brain Games program kicks off today with free and fun...
07/12/2021

Join us for a science-fused summer of discovery! Our annual Summer Brain Games program kicks off today with free and fun at-home activities. Kids of all ages are invited to explore the science of art using items commonly found at home.

Sign up at msichicago.org/summerbrain to receive four free tickets to visit MSI. Fight the “summer brain drain” with us by staying curious and creative!

Join us for a science-fused summer of discovery! Our annual Summer Brain Games program kicks off today with free and fun at-home activities. Kids of all ages are invited to explore the science of art using items commonly found at home.

Sign up at msichicago.org/summerbrain to receive four free tickets to visit MSI. Fight the “summer brain drain” with us by staying curious and creative!

We had a great time sharing science and talking about vaccines at the Mr. Dad's Father's Club event last weekend. There ...
07/08/2021

We had a great time sharing science and talking about vaccines at the Mr. Dad's Father's Club event last weekend. There was fun and food, plus the Englewood Community Action Council organized a pop up vaccination tent!

There are vaccination events like this happening all around the city. To find one in your neighborhood check out https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/calendar-of-events.html.

Remember, there’s a science to everything, even those big bangs and the chemical reactions that make fireworks so colorf...
07/03/2021

Remember, there’s a science to everything, even those big bangs and the chemical reactions that make fireworks so colorful! Before you enjoy the shows tomorrow, be sure to stop by MSI—we’re open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 4th. https://bit.ly/3huh8vx

Remember, there’s a science to everything, even those big bangs and the chemical reactions that make fireworks so colorful! Before you enjoy the shows tomorrow, be sure to stop by MSI—we’re open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 4th. https://bit.ly/3huh8vx

This summer, spark your 6th-9th grader’s curiosity at MSI Summer Camps. Register your student for virtual or hybrid camp...
06/30/2021

This summer, spark your 6th-9th grader’s curiosity at MSI Summer Camps. Register your student for virtual or hybrid camps that explore space, 3D printing, engineering, health sciences and more. Receive 20% off when you sign up now! https://bit.ly/2SFMbfC

This summer, spark your 6th-9th grader’s curiosity at MSI Summer Camps. Register your student for virtual or hybrid camps that explore space, 3D printing, engineering, health sciences and more. Receive 20% off when you sign up now! https://bit.ly/2SFMbfC

Take a look at some of our favorite photos from our Black Creativity Family Day on Jun. 19! Thank you to everyone who ce...
06/29/2021

Take a look at some of our favorite photos from our Black Creativity Family Day on Jun. 19! Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us!

Make sure to plan your MSI visit to see the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition before July 4.
msichicago.org/bc2021

Photos from Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago's post
06/29/2021

Photos from Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago's post

Everyone is important to the future of STEM and we appreciate all who push innovation forward by creating a space and op...
06/25/2021

Everyone is important to the future of STEM and we appreciate all who push innovation forward by creating a space and opportunities for others to succeed. Get to know a few of the many innovators who are both a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and leaders in the fields of STEM.

Ben Barres was a pioneer in understanding the functions of the most abundant and mysterious cells in the brain, glia which provide supporting functions to the nervous system. A neurobiologist, Barres was the first openly transgender scientist in the National Academy of Sciences and an advocate for raising awareness of the challenges of sexism in STEM. 📷Flickr https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07109-2

Without formal education in investing, Arlan Hamilton founded the firm Backstage Capital which focuses on funding startups run by people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community. A venture capitalist, Hamilton was recognized by Business Insider as one of the 23 most powerful LGBTQ+ people in tech in 2019. 📷Flickr https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/1/22213270/arlan-hamilton-backstage-capital-vc-venture-capitalist-interview-decoder

Megan Smith is an engineer, entrepreneur and the former Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Before becoming the first female to serve in this role, Smith was CEO of PlanetOut, a leading LGBT online community and the VP of New Business Development at Google. In March 2018, she founded shift7, a company that uses technology to help tackle social, environmental and economic problems. 📷Wikimedia Commons
https://www.designworldonline.com/leadership-in-engineering-megan-smiths-vision-of-technology-for-all/

Considered one of the leading programmers for Taiwan, Audrey Tang is known for revitalizing global open-source communities which bring people with shared interests together to create projects. Tang currently serves as Taiwan’s Digital Minister, making them the country’s first transgender and non-binary member of government. 📷Wikimedia Commons https://variety.com/2020/digital/asia/audrey-tang-taiwan-digital-minister-1234833575/

Check out some great photos from a recent MSI visit by retired Captain Bill Norwood, the first Black pilot for United Ai...
06/21/2021

Check out some great photos from a recent MSI visit by retired Captain Bill Norwood, the first Black pilot for United Airlines. Captain Norwood walked through the newly reimagined Take Flight exhibit and the 727 that honors his incredible career by proudly bearing his name on the side of the aircraft.

Photos from Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago's post
06/21/2021

Photos from Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago's post

Today is a day to honor the holiday of Juneteenth, a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. ...
06/19/2021

Today is a day to honor the holiday of Juneteenth, a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Learn more about the history of this day.

We’re live now with shyrethabrown, biochemist and Founder and President of Building Bridges, Inc. ! Join the live stream...
06/18/2021

We’re live now with shyrethabrown, biochemist and Founder and President of Building Bridges, Inc. ! Join the live stream as Dr. Shy shows you how to create your own hair conditioner: msichicago.org/watchJSC

We’re live now with shyrethabrown, biochemist and Founder and President of Building Bridges, Inc. ! Join the live stream as Dr. Shy shows you how to create your own hair conditioner: msichicago.org/watchJSC

How it started. How it's going. This weekend is our 88th birthday! Help us celebrate eight decades of welcoming guests b...
06/18/2021

How it started. How it's going. This weekend is our 88th birthday! Help us celebrate eight decades of welcoming guests by sharing with us your favorite past and present photos of you at the Museum in the comments.

06/18/2021
Black Creativity 2021 Innovators: Meet J. Ivy and Ian Brock

How is representation important to your creativity? Watch poet and NAACP Image Award winner J. Ivy and Dream Hustle Code founder Ian Brock discuss why diversity is important to future innovators in both art and tech spaces. Join us for a discussion with J. Ivy and Ian Brock, two of this year’s Black Creativity Innovators.

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

Two questions for you…Do you know the science behind the hair on your head and do you know how to make your own hair con...
06/17/2021

Two questions for you…Do you know the science behind the hair on your head and do you know how to make your own hair conditioner? If the answer is no to both, join biochemist shyrethabrown for a Junior Science Café this Friday! Dr. Shy will discuss her work with Building Bridges, Inc. and show you how to make hair conditioner. msichicago.org/watchJSC

Two questions for you…Do you know the science behind the hair on your head and do you know how to make your own hair conditioner? If the answer is no to both, join biochemist shyrethabrown for a Junior Science Café this Friday! Dr. Shy will discuss her work with Building Bridges, Inc. and show you how to make hair conditioner. msichicago.org/watchJSC

“Suns out, panels out” 💪. On permanent display inside our Museum the "Maize & Blue" built by the University of Michigan ...
06/15/2021

“Suns out, panels out” 💪. On permanent display inside our Museum the "Maize & Blue" built by the University of Michigan Solar Car Team from 1990-93, was created with the state-of-art computer tech of its time and laid the technical foundation for all future U-M Solar Car teams.

Visit MSI to see the solar car that placed 1st in the National Sunrayce ’93 in a journey from Arlington, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota and classic automobiles of innovation in our Racing Cars exhibit! msichicago.org/visit

06/14/2021
COVID Convo: COVID-19

Discover more about the COVID-19 virus with MSI and scientific experts! Checkout our COVID Convo videos and our other resources to help answer tough questions about COVID-19!

https://bit.ly/3pSgnjB

06/09/2021
Black Creativity 2021 Innovators: Meet Taylor Staten and Tonika Johnson

For Tonika Lewis Johnson — creator of the Folded Map Project, and Taylor Staten — founder of TnS Studio Inc., your perspective is a gift and collaboration is a way to share it with others to inform change.

Join us for a discussion with Tonika and Taylor two of this year’s Black Creativity Innovators. https://youtu.be/v_SN_idCRfc

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

MSI is happy to be part of #OpenChicago! Explore science with us until 10 p.m. this Friday, June 11. Add Marvel: Univers...
06/09/2021

MSI is happy to be part of #OpenChicago! Explore science with us until 10 p.m. this Friday, June 11. Add Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes to your nighttime visit, we've just added tickets starting at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at msichicago.org.

MSI is happy to be part of #OpenChicago! Explore science with us until 10 p.m. this Friday, June 11. Add Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes to your nighttime visit, we've just added tickets starting at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at msichicago.org.

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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.

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