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the inventive

It's what we're all about. Here is where to learn all about us.



The Museum of
Science and Industry,

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 Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), we develop and facilitate science teacher education courses, youth development programs, student Learning Labs and after-school science clubs. Together, these are the ways MSI brings science to life for children and adults of all ages, all while pursuing our larger vision:


To inspire and motivate
children to achieve
their full potential in science,
technology, medicine and

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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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