Museum of Science and Industry


In Washington D.C., at the Folger Shakespeare Library, there is a book bearing a faded and obscured handwritten name that scholars have struggled to decipher: the signature of a (if not the) “Wm Shakespeare.” As part of the Lazarus Project, a group from the University of Mississippi recently spent their spring break using modern imaging techniques to

Next time you put on your favorite outfit to go to school or to work, you might want to consider more than how great those clothes make you look, but also how they may make you think! If you've ever worn a costume for a play and actually felt like a different person, have you wondered why? 

Some scientists who study the human brain are asking the same kinds of questions. One recent experiment tes...

Scientists at the University of Illinois have created a new formula for electrically conductive ink that flows better and dries faster than the kinds currently available. This special type of ink allows people to draw functioning circuits on paper, plastic, and other materials. In the future, further improvements like these could make circuit building even easier for...

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...


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  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    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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