Welcome, members of the media!
As the Museum of Science and Industry's public relations team, we look forward to working with you on your Museum story. Below you will find various press documents and images, grouped by exhibit, which are available for download for media use.
If you have any further questions about the Museum, would like to arrange an interview with a Museum spokesperson or are having any issues with this page, please contact the public relations office at (773) 947-6003. Our public relations staff is in the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that same-day interview requests may not be possible.
General Press Releases
- General Release (PDF)
- Fact Sheet (PDF)
- History (PDF)
- Center for the Advancement of Science Education (PDF)
- Favorites for All Ages (PDF)
- What's Happening, Spring 2014 (PDF)
For all media inquiries, please contact:
General Museum Photos
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Upcoming Exhibit and Event Press Kits
- 70th Anniversary of the U-505 Submarine's Capture
- As the nation marks the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, MSI is honoring the 70th Anniversary of the capture of its famed U-505 German submarine, captured off the coast of West Africa on June 4, 1944.
- Wednesday, June 4, 2014
- Summer Brain Games
- Families are invited to explore the science behind popular carnival games and activities with the help of MSI's Summer Brain Games program.
- Begins June 16 through August 11, 2014
- Robot Revolution
- Robot Revolution, a new national touring exhibit supported by Google, will premiere at MSI.
- Opens Spring 2015
- Numbers In Nature: A Mirror Maze
- This interactive, immersive new permanent exhibit will expose and explain mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world—from the delicate nested spirals of a sunflower’s seeds to the layout of the universe.
- Opens October 8, 2014
Current Exhibit and Event Press Kits
- National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
- Journey to the wildest places on the globe in Earth Explorers, an interactive exhibit that brings the unparalleled adventures and discoveries to life and invites you to meet explorers who live these adventures every day.
- Open through September 1, 2014
- Explore how progress happens and how technology and people, working together, can make the world work better, in this interactive experience showcasing some of the major scientific and technical advances of the last 100 years.
- Open through Fall 2014
- Own a piece of MSI history!
- Images representing the collection of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago are now being offered as prints, posters, canvases and wall clings.
- D-Day: Normandy 1944
- Narrated by renowned journalist and author Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 provides a new, penetrating look at this defining moment in history.
- Flight of the Butterflies
- Flight of the Butterflies, the new Omnimax film at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, focuses on the awe-inspiring migration journey of the monarch butterflies.
- Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
- The amazing Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle structure, which took seven years and nearly $500,000 to create in 1935, has been at the Museum since 1949.
- Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
- Nearly 300 artifacts from nine decades of the Walt Disney Company come to Chicago in this celebration of imagination and innovation, with interactive opportunities to create some movie magic of your own.
- Open through August 3, 2014
- Future Energy Chicago
- MSI's dynamic new experience focused on Chicago’s energy future, using a state-of-the-art, multi-player visual simulation, combined with real-world data.
- 80 at 80
- The Museum celebrates its 80th anniversary with this exhibit featuring 80 specially selected artifacts from its Collection, including favorites, rarities and cutting-edge technology.
- Open through September 1, 2014
- The Art of the Bicycle
- Taken directly from the Museum’s collection, see some of MSI’s most fascinating, rarely exhibited historic bicycles—juxtaposed with the coolest, fastest and most high-tech bikes currently on the market.
- Science Storms
- A new permanent exhibit exploring the extraordinary science behind some of nature’s most powerful and compelling phenomena.
- YOU! The Experience
- A new permanent exhibit celebrating the whole "you": mind, body and spirit.
- The U-505 Submarine
- Experience the real U-505—the only German submarine in the United States.
- goREACT mobile app and online game
- Based on the interactive periodic table experience, Create a Chemical Reaction, in the Museum’s Science Storms exhibit, this fun app lets users explore elements and reactions, and connect chemistry with the world around them.
- Chew or Die App and Code Fred: Survival Mode Online Game
- From taking the “Spinach Samurai” challenge, to helping a lost soul escape the clutches of a wolf with the power of his own body, the Museum has new digital content that offers fun ways to learn about nutrition and physiology.
- Would You Eat That? Online Game
- MSI's online game, "Would You Eat That?," challenges kids and adults alike to identify the ingredients in some of their favorite foods.
- Virtual Heart App for iPad!
- In the spirit of American Heart Month, get a heart pumping in a whole new way with MSI's Virtual Heart app.
- Fast Forward ... Inventing the Future
- In this interactive gallery, meet innovators from around the world who are making the seemingly impossible a reality.
- Earth Revealed
- Get an up-close and near "real-time" view of our planet Earth in the new Museum of Science and Industry permanent exhibit Earth Revealed.
- Center for the Advancement of Science Education
- Find out how MSI’s Center for the Advancement of Science Education empowers teachers, engages the community and excites students.
- Happening Now
Explore nine decades of The Walt Disney Company's history and artifacts.
Seventy years ago, a historic landing changed the world.
- Coming Soon
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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.