Museum of Science and Industry


It’s spring! Time to open the windows and see daffodils blooming and trees starting to blossom and bud, hear birds chirp, smell the dead fish in the air. Wait, what? Yeah, have you smelled that weird stink outside in the past week or two? Well, you have the lovely Bradford Pear tree to thank for it!

The Bradford Pear (or more generally, the Callery Pear) is a very pretty tree that

It turns out that the reassuring “lub-dub” of our heart might not be completely necessary for us to live. Recent developments in artificial heart technologies have sought to explore the use of continuous flow devices such as ones used in left-ventricle assist devices. Instead of pulses of...

A company called MicroCHIPS Inc. recently completed a year-long trial of an implantable microchip designed to release pharmaceutical drugs. These microchips contain small wells filled with the drug. On a programmed schedule or by a doctor's signal, an electrical current opens a well, releasing the drug directly into the bloodstream.

This trial was used to test whether these microchips could replace daily injections for ailments...


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  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
    * Wednesday, July 23: closing at 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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