Museum of Science and Industry


I think the idea of the “uncanny valley” is so fascinating! (It's when realism in robots goes from cute to kinda creepy. Watch this and you'll know what I mean.) With hopes of bridging this valley of creepiness,...

These past couple of weeks have been so super-duper hot! An extra shower can go a long way in making you feel more comfortable, but then you might start to feel bad about using so much water. Hopefully, there will be a solution available by the end of the year

Didn't get enough of Bangs, Flashes, and Fire at the museum? Can't wait for the 4th of July fireworks today? Take a quick break with this video, and learn how colorful combustion works!

You’ve probably heard parents joking that their kids need to burn off some energy. What if, instead, the adults told them to go outside and make some electricity? Here's a neat idea: using playtime to produce power!

Energy harnessing playgrounds can use the movement of play to generate electricity, which can then be used to light the area at night or be stored for later....

Hooray, it’s summer vacation time! After a day packed with sightseeing, fun in the sun, and huge meals in a new and exciting place, it always feels great to flop down on the hotel bed and flip on the TV. But wait! You may have just touched the dirtiest, germiest thing in the room!

In a small preliminary study, scientists tested surfaces in hotel rooms to...


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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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