Museum of Science and Industry


It's National Chemistry Week (October 21-27)! All week long, we'll be giving the spotlight to this branch of science, our way of tipping our hat to the chemistry around us. We'll start the week off by first jumping right to the end.

Get into the spirit this Saturday by coming to our National Chemistry Week celebration. Just for middle- and high-school-age guests, professional chemists...

Have you ever wanted to invent or create something? Making stuff is cool. I love seeing the interesting things that people dream up and construct themselves. They don’t have to be big or grand to be inspiring – just innovative, creative, or plain old neat!

Here’s something I came across recently that combines a cool accomplishment with a sense of sweet nostalgia – modern 3-D...

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!

With Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition here at MSI, things falling has been on my mind. You get to test the falling toast myth ("Butter Side Down") inside the exhibition, but what is the truth behind falling pennies and falling cats?

A cat recently fell from the 19th floor of a building, and survived with little damage....


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  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 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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