Museum of Science and Industry

Black Creativity Family Day: February

February 12, 2011

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • February 12, 2011
  • Time:
  • 10:00 AM
  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry

Events from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Black Creativity Family Days offer activities for the young and young at heart. There are lots of fun events for all ages including hands-on projects, student discussions, meet-and-greet time with professionals and live science experiences!

Cooking With Magnets!—Magnetic, or induction, cooking is an eco-friendly technology that helps use less energy when cooking up your favorite meal. Join us for a demonstration of this cutting-edge technology. You’ll also enjoy some sweet samples during this science cooking class! Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Jr. Science Café—Students have the opportunity to have informal conversations with working science professionals to learn about cool jobs in energy-related science fields. Angela Harvey, director of infrastructure, programs and projects at Argonne National Laboratory will share what’s new in the Department of Energy, and her path from South Lawndale to her current role. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the half hour.

Career Bowl—By energetically combining elements of Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, students from neighboring areas explore possible careers, while competing for cash prizes for their schools in the annual Career Bowls.* 10 a.m. – noon.

* MSI offers additional Career Bowls on February 15 – 18. Career Bowls are only open to students on field trips. Advance reservations are required.

Special Lecture: Art and Science with Nick Cave

Renowned artist Nick Cave will discuss the intersection of art and science and the common goals and working methods of artists and scientists. While these disciplines may appear very different, they both require observation, exploration and experimentation in order for us to understand the world in which we live. Artists and scientists also use similar methods, such as models and metaphors, to share their findings with a broader audience. 11 a.m. – noon.

About the Lecturer
Nick Cave began his career as a performer and fashion designer, creating fantastic, almost ritualistic costumes for dance and performances. More recently, he has been presenting these costumes as sculptural objects. Cave has received the Joyce Award, the Richard Dreihaus Foundation Individual Artist Award, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and several grants from Creative Capital. He is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    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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