Museum of Science and Industry


Where will you be August 5, 2012? I don't know about you, but my eyes will most likely be glued to NASA TV. That's the date that NASA's most recent Mars rover, aptly named Curiosity, will enter the Martian atmosphere.

The rover first has to travel 352 million miles to get to Mars. That's a piece of cake compared...

It may seem a little science fiction-esque, but growing crops in a nutrient-rich goo might just be the thing for farmers in rough terrains. Discovery News reports on some industrial design students in the Netherlands who have put forward this idea to protect food from damage by pests, sandstorms, etc. This could help feed a lot of people in locations where it's difficult to grow crops, like the...

Hooray! Just in case you had any doubt, MSI has the best fans a museum could want. Thanks to you, here are some recent examples of how our guests and fans support us online:

1.) In a city full of great museums, msichicago.org had more visitors last year than any other Chicago museum's website.
2.) On Chicago's 175th birthday, a

While we often view "cavemen" as brutish lugs whose only threat was other cavemen, it turns out that Ötzi, the frozen "iceman" discovered in 1991, was actually riddled with health problems.

Scientists already knew that Ötzi suffered from


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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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