Museum of Science and Industry

Black Creativity Innovation Studio

January 27, 2014 - March 1, 2014

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Exhibit Essentials

30 min. (public) or 60 min. (groups)
Main Level, Temporary Exhibit West
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Included with Museum Entry

The Black Creativity Innovation Studio is a dynamic space to explore new ideas through making—a science-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) approach that encourages creativity and invention. The studio also highlights important contributions of African-American innovators to science, technology, engineering and medicine.

You'll be challenged to develop solutions to real-life challenges using the studio’s wide variety of materials and tools. You are then welcome to take your solution home or leave it in the display gallery to serve as inspiration for others.

The Innovation Studio offers Studio Drop-in Time for guests, and Innovation Workshops for school and community groups. 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: 1 p.m, 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m, 11:30 a.m., noon and 12:30 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.

Monday - Friday: 10:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:30 p.m.

Recommended for 5th grade and up; maximum capacity is 30 children. To reserve a session for your group, contact Group Reservations at (773) 684-1414. Limited busing is available for school groups.

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
  • through December 20:
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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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