Museum of Science and Industry

Black Creativity Innovation Studio

January 19, 2015 - February 21, 2015

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Exhibit Essentials

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

Public (drop-in)
Mon. 1/19, Saturdays 1/24-2/21
School/community (res. req'd.)
Weekdays 1/20-2/20
see times below at left

January 19 - February 21, 2015 (see schedule)

The Black Creativity Innovation Studio is an exciting space for guests 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 to either take home or leave behind in the studio for others to see. Experience the processes of design thinking and innovation and learn about important contributions of African-American innovators to science, technology, engineering and medicine!

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, January 19 and Saturdays from January 24 - February 21:
10 a.m., 11 a.m, noon, 1 p.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.

Weekdays from January 20 - February 20: 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Recommended for 5th grade and up; maximum capacity is 30 children. Included with Museum Entry, but school groups must reserve a session in advance. To reserve a session, contact Group Reservations at (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
  • through December 20:
    Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday from 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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