Museum of Science and Industry

Black Creativity Family Day 2014

January 20, 2014

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • January 20, 2014
  • Time:
  • 10:00 AM
  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—Monday, January 20—join the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago to celebrate Black Creativity Family Day! These events are included in Museum Entry—which is also free to Illinois residents on this day. Featured activities include:

College Fair

Balcony Level 3 - Flight Balcony
Learn about academic programs, admissions and campus life at our college fair!

Jr. Science Cafés

11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., Balcony Level 3 - e-Suite
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a scientist, engineer, or innovator? Meet working STEM professionals, including game designer Ashlyn Sparrow from the University of Chicago. Ages 10 and up, parents and chaperones welcome. Sessions last 30 minutes. Capacity is 35 per session.

Innovation Stations

Main Level 2 – Rotunda
Awaken your inner innovator and build solutions to mini science challenges:

  • Transportation – make biking safer!
  • Food and Nutrition – reduce food waste!
  • Energy – make excess heat useful!
  • Environment – green your community!

These activities are included in Museum Entry.

About the Black Creativity program
The Museum of Science and Industry’s annual Black Creativity program invites students, teachers, families and the public to explore the legacy of rich contributions and achievements made by African Americans while encouraging deeper interest in science and technology among youth. This year’s programming focuses on innovation, inspiring children to become innovators of tomorrow. For more information about the Black Creativity program, click here.

Museum Hours
  • through December 20:
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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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