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Dream Big: Engineering Our World Press Kit

NEWEST FILM AT MSI INSPIRES FUTURE ENGINEERS TO DREAM BIG

Dream Big: Engineering Our World opens February 17 in five-story, domed theater

CHICAGOSoar above the world’s tallest bridge and travel at speeds approaching 700 mph with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago’s newest film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The film celebrates human ingenuity and innovation, revealing the creativity that drives engineers to create better lives for people and a more sustainable future. The film opens February 17, 2017 in MSI’s five-story, domed, wrap-around Giant Dome Theater.

Narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big is the first giant-screen project of its kind to promote science, technology, engineering and math. Produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation, this film showcases engineering breakthroughs including solar cars and underwater robots, and incredible structural feats like the Great Wall of China. Guests will also witness the inspiring stories of a young woman engineer who builds bridges in underdeveloped countries, a high school robotics team that succeeds against all odds, and many more.

“Parents and teachers are looking for ways to turn kids on to science and engineering,” said director Greg MacGillivray, a two-time Academy Award nominee and chairman of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “With Dream Big, we wanted to bring something new to that effort with an entertaining, visually spectacular film full of stirring human stories that reveal the impact engineers have on our society. We hope it energizes kids of all ages, especially girls, to think about engineering as a meaningful way to help others and leave a positive mark on the world.” 

Dream Big shows daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. in the Giant Dome Theater at MSI beginning Thursday, February 17, 2017 through February of 2018.

Dream Big is not included in Museum Entry and requires an additional timed-entry ticket. For more information on Dream Big, visit www.msichicago.org and www.macfreefilms.com.

The Giant Dome Theater is supported by the Dover Foundation.

About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! MSI is open 9:30–4 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered during peak periods. The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit msichicago.org or call (773) 684-1414.

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Dream Big is the first giant-screen project of its kind to promote science, technology, engineering and math. 

[MacGillivray Freeman Films]

 

This film showcases engineering breakthroughs including solar cars and underwater robots, and incredible structural feats like the Great Wall of China. 

[MacGillivray Freeman Films]

 

Guests will also witness the inspiring stories of a young woman engineer who builds bridges in underdeveloped countries, a high school robotics team that succeeds against all odds, and many more.

[MacGillivray Freeman Films]

 

Guests will also witness the inspiring stories of a young woman engineer who builds bridges in underdeveloped countries, a high school robotics team that succeeds against all odds, and many more.

[MacGillivray Freeman Films]

 

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