Museum of Science and Industry

Summer Brain Games

Keep sharp with science challenges from MSI!


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Summer Brain Games are Back!

MSI is once again offering an exciting, science-fused solution to help kids stay engaged during summer vacation. Summer Brain Games provides eight weeks of free and fun at-home science experiments designed to combat the "summer brain drain," when kids lose months of critical learning.

The free Summer Brain Games activity guide features weekly experiments with step-by-step instructions. This year, we're blasting off to explore space with activities that are easily done at home with kids of all ages (and a little adult supervision), using items commonly found around the house.

The Summer Brain Games online kit will offer other engaging tidbits about the science to be found around you all summer—and year—long. Launch a rocket, land your payload safely on the surface, experiment with ways to grow food and much more.

Register and Get a Free Ticket to MSI

Register now to be a part of Summer Brain Games and you’ll receive a voucher good for a FREE Museum Entry ticket to MSI this summer. We'll send you a weekly email with tips on each experiment and additional ways to play with science.

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Sign up and you'll get a voucher for a FREE Museum Entry ticket plus coupons for the store and food court.
Week 6: Scribble 'Bot
Turn a battery-powered toothbrush into a simple drawing machine that converts vibrations into artistic patterns.

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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    through September 7 (see exceptions)
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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Summer Learning Challenge

Sign up your children for the Chicago Public Library's Summer Learning Challenge and earn prizes by doing Summer Brain Games!

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