Museum of Science and Industry

80 at 80

June 19, 2013 - February 8, 2015

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This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Lower Level, Lower Court East - Lower Level, Lower Court West
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To commemorate our 80th anniversary, the Museum presents this exhibit featuring 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the Museum’s extensive Collection, carefully selected by MSI curators.

Many of these items will ignite your memories from past exhibits—like a gigantic Paul Bunyan statue and TAM, the Transparent Anatomical Manikin—but many of these special items are going to be revealed for the first time! See how modern-day GPS started with the 1909 Jones Live Map Meter. Check out the engine from a British Supermarine Spitfire plane, made famous during World War II.

Not all of these artifacts on display are historic. Some are cutting-edge innovations, including a Velodyne LiDAR sensor navigation system, which is used for 3D mobile data collection and will be demonstrated as part of the exhibition.

This exhibit closed on February 8, 2015.

The Voice of Paul Bunyan
The lumberjack is back! Paul Bunyan greeted visitors to "A World of Hardwoods" for decades. But do you know who was behind that booming voice?

The 80 at 80 exhibit is sponsored by Pepsi.

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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