Museum of Science and Industry

Support Black Creativity

Created by the Museum of Science and Industry more than 40 years ago, Black Creativity provides an opportunity to partner with an established cultural organization making a profound impact at the local level … in the areas of greatest need. Help us transform the lives of African-American children by making a gift to the MSI Black Creativity Program today.

21 Club

Give $300 or more and become a member of the 21 Club, an elite group of our most passionate supporters. As a thank you for your generosity, you'll receive special benefits, including:

Free Museum Entry for your family and two guests • Free indoor parking •  Free, unlimited Omnimax® passes • Free or discounted tickets for special events and lectures • Free Coal Mine tickets • Discounts in Museum stores and restaurants • Complimentary invitation to the MSInsider Holiday Celebration Annual Report name recognition • And more!

To make a gift of any amount or to inquire about the 21 Club, please contact Octavia Hooks at (773) 947-3729 or octavia.hooks(at)msichicago.org

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The Black Creativity Gala


Purchase your tickets for Black Creativity's annual Gala on January 25, 2014. All proceeds benefit the Black Creativity Program.

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mission statement


  • 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.

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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