Museum of Science and Industry

Black Creativity Innovation Studio

January 18, 2016 - February 27, 2016

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Exhibit Essentials

30 min. (public) or 60 min. (groups)
Included with Museum Entry

See days and times below.

The Black Creativity Innovation Studio is an exciting space to experiment and explore new ideas through making. Powered by your own curiosity and inspired by challenges in our world, you’ll have access to a variety of materials and tools to create your own solutions. Experience the processes of design thinking and innovation and learn about important contributions of African-American innovators to science, technology, engineering and medicine.

Museum guests can participate in drop-in sessions and school groups can reserve a time. Included in Museum Entry.

Drop-in Studio Time

Explore the Innovation Studio and build creations in an open studio environment. Studio Time sessions are open to Museum guests and last 30 minutes.

Monday - Friday: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Ages 8 and older; children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone. Maximum capacity is 30 people per session, including adults and chaperones.

Innovation Workshops for School and Community Groups

Designed for school and community groups, these 60-minute sessions guide students through their own creative processes to design and develop prototype solutions to urgent science challenges.

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Recommended for 5th grade and up; maximum capacity is 30. Included with Museum Entry, but school groups must reserve a session in advance by phone: (773) 684-1414.

About the Black Creativity program
The Museum of Science and Industry’s annual Black Creativity program invites students, teachers, families and the public to explore the legacy of rich contributions and achievements made by African Americans while encouraging deeper interest in science and technology among youth. This year’s programming focuses on innovation, inspiring children to become innovators of tomorrow. For more information about the Black Creativity program, click here.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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