A yearlong celebration engaging the Chicago area with the wonders of science and exploring how Life’s a Lab!
Spearheaded by the Museum of Science and Industry and in partnership with Chicago’s leading civic, academic, scientific, corporate and nonprofit institutions, Science Chicago began as a year-long collaborative initiative to:
- Highlight science and technology achievements
- Increase access to science learning experiences
- Promote dialogue about the importance of science and technology in the Chicago region.
An evaluation of the initiative found that Science Chicago was successful in awakening Chicagoans to the wonders of our region’s scientific resources and the importance of science to our future. Over the course of 12 months, approximately 300,000 people of all ages across the region celebrated science through online and in-person science experiences.
In all, Science Chicago and its partners produced 1,200 engaging events, programs, and other opportunities to explore science in and around Chicago – three-quarters of these opportunities were either free or under $10 and almost 35% were identified as interactive programs.
Download the report
For more details, the report linked below presents highlights of the Science Chicago initiative.
about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.