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Inspiring the inventive genius in everyone

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The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

One of the largest science museums in the world, MSI has both an illustrious history and a focus on the future of science and science education.

It was a moment of inspiration during a family vacation nearly a century ago. Watching his child enthralled by an interactive museum display, our founder Julius Rosenwald resolved to share that experience with Chicago. Since opening in 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago has been dedicated to inspiring the inventive genius in everyone with uniquely interactive experiences. We've hosted more than 180 million guests—or about a billion moments like the one that started it all.

Today, MSI is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, but also works to provide these moments of discovery beyond our walls. Through our education initiatives, we create learning experiences inside and outside the classroom and remove barriers that exclude youth from participating with programs for teachers, schools, families and communities. Together, these are the ways MSI brings science to life for children and adults of all ages.

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Science discerns the laws of nature, industry applies them to the needs of humankind

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The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Working at MSI

It doesn't take a science degree. Providing our world-class guest experiences and support of science education takes great people with wide-ranging skills and talents.

If you want to join a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the place for you.

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