Museum of Science and Industry


Hooray! It’s spring! It’s finally getting sunny outside! Happy dogs chasing balls! Long bike rides in the park! And of course, salesmen trying to get their hands on your hard-earned money. Because I'm sure any good salesperson already knows what recent research from Canada has found: when the sun comes out, our spending goes up.

It’s not just that we buy more, either. On a sunny day, according to the study, we’re likely to spend more for the same items than we would on a cloudy day. Significantly more, in fact: even as much as 30% extra for luxury items like airline tickets. So be careful out there.

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 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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  • 80 at 80

    See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary.

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