Museum of Science and Industry

Featured Events

Join us for special events throughout the year that highlight and promote the Black Creativity Program. From lectures to Family Days, learning labs to galas, there's something for everyone.

Black Creativity Family Day

Held each Martin Luther King Day, this family-friendly event features a career fair, hands-on innovation workshops and sessions with diverse STEM professionals.

Jr. Science Cafés

Led by diverse STEM professionals, these small-group sessions encourage children to explore what it’s really like to be a scientist, engineer, innovator and more.

Black Creativity 2014 is sponsored by ComEd; Dover; ITW; Nicor Gas; Peoples Gas and U.S. Bank, with media partners Comcast / NBC 5 / Telemundo Chicago; WVON 1690 AM; Splash, a Chicago Sun-Times Publication; Radio Broadcasters of Chicago and the Chicago Defender.

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Chicago Takes Notice


WGN-TV Morning News aired a story about the 2014 Black Creativity Innovation Studio, Juried Art Exhibition and other programming.

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Honoring Black Creativity



  • The Black Creativity plaque, crafted in bronze by famed sculptor Preston Jackson, honors the achievements of African Americans in the arts and sciences. On permanent display at MSI.
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