Join us for a day of activities celebrating the power of creativity and innovation!

On June 19th, MSI will celebrate Family Day with a series of events taking place inside the Museum. Families at the MSI can enjoy spoken word poetry, a performance by Ayodele Dance and Drum, the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition and contribute to a social art piece. 

Museum Entry is free on June 19 but requires tickets reserved online in advance and capacity is limited. The Juried Art Exhibition is included in Museum Entry.

Event Kick-Off in Museum Rotunda
Kick off the Family Day events with a performance by Ayodele Dance and Drum. 10 a.m. (Rotunda)

Ayodele Dance and Drum Performances
Chicago-based artist collective Ayodele Dance and Drum will bring a culturally enriching diasporic African dance and live drum performance to MSI guests. Performances at 10 a.m. (Rotunda) and 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Auditorium).

J. Ivy Recorded Spoken Word Performance
Experience a powerful spoken word performance recorded by Grammy award winning poet and 2021 Black Creativity Innovator, J. Ivy. Every 20 minutes throughout the day (Auditorium). 75 guests per performance.

Family Day Collective Art Piece
Take inspiration from one of the day’s performances or a piece in the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition to create your own picture, graphic, quote, or poem. Artist Cindy L. Lys and MSI staff will lead you through this collective art activity.

Quentin Crockett – Chalk art
Artist Quentin Crockett will create a curated chalk art piece on the Museum's North Plaza inspired by the Juneteenth holiday.

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.