Museum of Science and Industry

Elements and Experiments

April 21, 2012

Lecture Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This lecture is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • April 21, 2012
  • Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Tickets:
  • This Inventive Genius Lecture is FREE for Household Premium and Annual Fund members, and available to other members at discounted member rates.
  • Cost:
  • Doctorate-level and giving society members: Free
    Other members:
    Adult $8, Child $4
    Nonmembers: $10 (plus general admission)

Theodore Gray, Popular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" columnist, believes science isn’t just something practiced in labs and universities. It's a way of looking at the world and seeing truth and beauty everywhere. And it's something you can do whether you’re employed as a professional scientist... or not. Join Gray on an exploration of the periodic table as he tells stories from his lab and presents a daredevil science experiment you can do at home. Come have some fun, learn some science and experience the contagious love of chemistry that has propelled Gray to embrace a life of fire, smoke, smells, bangs and elements.

Gray is founder and creative director of leading ebook publisher Touch Press, proprietor of and creator of the iconic photographic periodic table poster seen in universities, museums and TV shows from MythBusters to Hannah Montana. He is the author, most recently, of Elements Vault and of the international bestsellers Mad Science and The Elements, the latter with an interactive version on a quarter million iPads (and counting). Gray has spoken at Google, Microsoft and at museums across the country. He is co-founder of the software company Wolfram Research, creators of Mathematica® and WolframAlpha™.


Doctorate-level and giving society members: Free
Member adult: $8
Member child: $4
Nonmember: $10 (Museum general admission also required)

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