- 30 min. (public) or 60 min. (groups)
- Included with Museum Entry
See days and times below.
The Black Creativity Innovation Studio is an exciting space to experiment and explore new ideas through making. Powered by your own curiosity and inspired by challenges in our world, you’ll have access to a variety of materials and tools to create your own solutions. Experience the processes of design thinking and innovation and learn about important contributions of African-American innovators to science, technology, engineering and medicine.
Museum guests can participate in drop-in sessions and school groups can reserve a time. Included in Museum Entry.
Drop-in Studio Time
Explore the Innovation Studio and build creations in an open studio environment. Studio Time sessions are open to Museum guests and last 30 minutes.
Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Ages 8 and older; children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone. Maximum capacity is 30 people per session, including adults and chaperones.
Innovation Workshops for School and Community Groups
Designed for school and community groups, these 60-minute sessions guide students through their own creative processes to design and develop prototype solutions to urgent science challenges.
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for 5th grade and up; maximum capacity is 30. Included with Museum Entry, but school groups must reserve a session in advance by phone: (773) 684-1414.
- For information on Black Creativity, please contact Octavia Hooks at (773) 947-3729 or octavia.hooks(at)msichicago.org.
- To inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, through programs and events that encourage children and their parents to utilize the Museum of Science and Industry as a resource for exploring and discovering their inventive and creative genius.