Museum of Science and Industry

Tiny House

May 24, 2012 - June 7, 2012

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • May 24 - June 7, 2012
  • Location:
  • Lower Level, Outside Henry Crown Center
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  • Tickets:
  • This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
  • Cost:
  • Included with an additional, timed-entry ticket to Smart Home: Green + Wired (not incl. in general admission).

Home s(wee)t home

What's the perfect neighbor for MSI’s Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit—a real, functioning three-story home, one of the “greenest” in Chicago—right in the Museum’s backyard? The 128-square-foot, zero-net energy Tiny House!

Developed by students and recent alumni from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Tiny House will move next door to the Smart Home for a limited time.

In an effort to teach and promote sustainability and simple living, Northwestern students designed the Tiny House, which includes everything a person needs: a living room, kitchen, bathroom, sleeping loft, storage area, an awning for shade and even a fireplace.


From May 24 through June 7, the Tiny House is included in timed-entry tickets for Smart Home: Green + Wired (which is not included in general admission). After the Smart Home tour, you will be invited step inside Tiny House, where Northwestern students will be available to explain its features.

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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