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We all scream for ice cream—especially with some science sprinkled in.

In celebration of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 16, the Museum of Science and Industry and Nitro Dessert Station of Polonia Catering are unveiling the science behind this summertime treat. MSI and Nitro Dessert Station will make stops at three locations across Chicago—Guaranteed Rate Field, here at MSI, and Maggie Daley Park—where you can watch as liquid nitrogen is poured into the freshly made mix to create deliciously frozen ice cream. Then treat yourself with a free scoop!

Renowned chef Graham Elliot will be at MSI from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. debuting an ice cream flavor he created specially for MSI.

See schedule and details below. MSI stop requires Museum Entry.

Scheduled Stops and Flavors

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
White Sox Family Sundays, Guaranteed Rate Field (Outside of Gate 5)
Flavor: Hey Batter, Batter (chocolate cake batter)

(*) 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
MSI Smart Park with Chef Graham Elliot
Flavor: Sweet Corn-ell Drive (sweet corn, created by Chef Graham Elliot)

4 - 5 p.m.
Maggie Daley Park
Flavor: The Bean (vanilla bean)

* = Museum Entry ticket required.

Times are subject to change on day of event.

Ice cream is first-come, first-served at each stop, while supplies last.

While the ice cream is made fresh, the materials and equipment used to create the ice cream may have had contact with peanuts and other tree nuts.