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Explore new ideas and experiment through making.

When did you last unleash your inventive genius? Use design thinking and the innovation process to turn everyday materials into a prototype for your invention!

Innovator Gallery
How are African Americans remaking Chicago and inspiring the next generation? Discover some of the creative leaders who are transforming our city. You’ll learn their stories in this special introductory section of the Innovation Studio.

Learn more about this year's innovators

Students create and design science projects using household items
Student and educator build and design science projects
school and community group


These 60-minute sessions guide school and community groups through the innovation process to design prototype solutions for real-world challenges.

Recommended for 5th grade and up. For more information on future workshops, contact Dulce Enriquez at Dulce.Enriquez@msichicago.org or (773) 753-1766.

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.