Museum of Science and Industry

Scientific Images: Capturing the Beauty of Science

October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adults.
  • Duration:
  • Approx. 30 minutes ea.
  • Date:
  • October 24-25, 2014
  • Location:
  • Balcony Level, E-Suite
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  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry

Images on display both days during Museum hours. Jr. Science Cafés: Sat. only at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m.

Image: Ben Myers

Scientific research often produces beautiful images. Northwestern University's annual scientific images contest, sponsored by Science in Society, celebrates and showcases the breathtaking beauty of the same scientific research that generates new understanding and innovation.

These pieces, judged by a panel of local artists, scientists and community leaders, are representative of active Northwestern research across a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, chemistry, engineering, nanotechnology and Earth science.

For the first time, those images will be on display at the Museum for our guests. We invite you to enjoy both the beauty and innovation of Northwestern science on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. Guests will be able to view the images while interacting with scientists and learning about the creative processes behind their scientific research.

Jr. Science Café with the Researchers

Saturday, October 25 only at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. [E-Suite, Balcony Level 3.]

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a scientist? Learn about different career paths and personal journeys into science during 30-minute, in-depth conversations with the Northwestern researchers. Ages 10 and up, parents and chaperones welcome. Sessions last about 30 minutes. Capacity is limited.

These events are included in Museum Entry.

Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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