Museum of Science and Industry

Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

November 7, 2009

Lecture Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This lecture is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • November 7, 2009
  • Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Tickets:
  • This event requires a ticket for entry.
  • Cost:
  • Call (773) 684-1414 to purchase tickets.
    Members: $10
    Non-members: $25 (incl. gen. adm.)

World-renowned explorer and National Geographic writer Dan Buettner and his team of researchers have traveled across the globe to discover Blue Zones—hotspots of human health and vitality. Along the way he's met people teeming with vigor at age 100 and beyond. Working with the National Institute on Aging, he identified five small populations with the world’s highest life expectancy. Then, working with a second team of scientists, he isolated the common denominators that explain extraordinary longevity. What is the optimal diet for making it to a healthy age 90? Should you be running marathons or doing yoga? What supplements work? Does stress really shorten your life? Dan debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live an additional 10 quality years.

His presentation incorporates National Geographic images that will take audiences into the world’s five Blue Zones, tell stories and instruct how to get more life from your years and more years from your life. The presentation ends with a simple formula that shares how you could add quantity and quality to your life. A New York Times best-selling author, Dan Buettner has delivered the secrets to living longer to more than 250 audiences nationwide.


Please call the Museum at (773) 684-1414 to purchase your tickets for this not-to-miss event.

Members: $10
Non-members: $25 (includes Museum general admission)

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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