Museum of Science and Industry

Jr. Science Cafés: Innovation!

August 17, 2013

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adults.
  • Duration:
  • Approx. 30 minutes ea.
  • Date:
  • August 17, 2013
  • Time:
  • 10:30 AM
  • Location:
  • Balcony Level, E-Suite
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • Included with Museum Entry

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a scientist? Challenge your curiosity, experience fun activities and interact with real scientists during these Jr. Science Cafés!

Ages 10 and up, parents and chaperones welcome. Sessions last about 30 minutes. These events are included in Museum Entry.

10:30 a.m.: Hi-Tech Tips!

Embark on an inspirational journey of success in STEM with father and son!
• George A. Williams, CEO, PMI Energy Solutions
Gregory Williams, Civil and Environmental Engineer Student, University of Illinois

11 a.m.: Startup Success!

Meet a Chicago entrepreneur who solves problems, makes things and has fun while doing it all!
Neal Sales-Griffin, CEO, The Starter League

Noon: Beat Box Roach!

Learn how the brain works in a fun, hands-on experiment with neuroscience (and some critters)!
• Pete Hill, Master Teacher, Hands-on-Training with Backyard Brains

1 p.m.: Robots Rock!

Explore fundamental engineering skills as you help construct a remote-controlled robot!
• M, Program Developer, RobotCity Workshop

2 p.m.: Solving Protein Puzzles!

Challenge yourself in this citizen science game about biochemistry!
Stephanie Levi, Ph.D., Cell Biologist

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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