Museum of Science and Industry

Center for the Advancement of Science Education

We excite students, empower teachers and engage the community with innovative programs.

Field Trips
Explore your health, experiment with the physics behind nature, travel into a coal mine, join a live science experience and more.
Learning Labs
Students experience the passion and thrill of scientific discovery in workshops that align with science education standards.
Teacher Courses
Our courses will show you how to get your students excited about science and complement your classroom curriculum.

What's New

Classroom Resources
Our free classroom activities are aligned with learning standards and will get your students excited to learn science.
Science Minors
This youth development program lets teens learn about science and meet science professionals while interacting with Museum guests.
Fab Lab
Dream up, design and make almost anything you can imagine using cutting-edge software and equipment in our small-scale workshop.
The Art of Science Learning
This new initiative seeks to spark innovation and creativity in education and the workplace by integrating arts-infused learning methods.
Live Science
Be part of the action in our live science experiences happening every day at the Museum as you experiment with chemistry, physics, biology and more.
Community Programs
We're making science fun in our after-school science clubs, youth development programs, Museum sleepovers and other special initiatives.
Summer Brain Games
Bring science to life all year long with these hands-on experiments for kids of all ages. Build a terrarium, make a solar oven and more.
Bus Scholarship Program
We offer free bus transportation to economically disadvantaged schools in Chicago Public Schools and Lake County, Ill.

Featured Classroom Activities


Habitat Overcrowding
See what happens when plants compete for survival in an area with limited resources.

How To

Wind Turbine
Build a wind turbine to generate electricity and explore energy transformation.

Contact Us

For field trips, call (773) 684-1414. 

For other education inquiries, email edinfo(at)


The Center aims to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators with programs that empower teachers, engage the community and excite students.

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  • Simple Machines

    Help Twitch do his late-night work in the Museum workshop by creating simple machines.

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