Museum of Science and Industry


While some of us spent our Spring Breaks exploring MSI, some students from St. Olaf College in Minnesota geeked out in the coolest way: building a Rube Goldberg machine that set a world record! A Rube...

While we're still pretty far from the "grey goo," the robot revolution is upon us! MSI celebrated this month's National Robotics Week by showcasing some pretty awesome bots, including Anybot's QB2. Known as a telepresence robot, QB2 is a mobile webcam/microphone...

What's worse than a worm in your apple? A 43-foot long snake that can eat you. Also known as king of the reptiles: Titanoboa cerrejonensis.

This mammoth snake, discovered in 2009, is in the spotlight again due to the new exhibit that opened last week at the...

With Easter just around the corner, eggs are the topic this week! Not only are they incredible and edible, they are pretty amazing. Here are some fun facts you might not know about chicken eggs.

1. Eggs contain all 9 essential amino acids.

2. The United States produces around 75 billion eggs every year... and that's only 10% of the...

Pop quiz! What body in the solar system has the most volcanic activity? If you said Planet Hollywood, you would be incorrect. But if you guessed Io, Jupiter's closest moon, you're a geophysical genius!

Over the last six years, the U.S. Geological Survey has studied the landscape of Io (pronounced EYE-oh) through satellite pictures and has now released the above...


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    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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