Griffin Museum of Science and Industry to Reopen With Newly Extended Run of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Exhibition

Members Receive Early Access During Exclusive Griffin MSI Member Days March 4-6; Griffin MSI Reopens to Public March 7

CHICAGO (January 27, 2021)–The Griffin Museum of Science and Industry (Griffin MSI) will reopen to the public March 7 with the highly anticipated exhibition Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, now extended through October 24. Griffin MSI members will get exclusive first access during Member Days March 4-6.

“We’re excited to invite everyone to safely explore science with us again, and are thrilled to offer an incredible experience as soon as we reopen our doors with Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes,” said Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO of Griffin MSI. “Keeping the exhibition at Griffin MSI for a longer time offers even more opportunities for guests to plan their visit when they feel ready.”

Marvel celebrates more than 80 years of the Marvel Universe and features more than 300 artifacts including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props and original art. Guests will follow the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while uncovering the narratives of characters and gaining insight into how Marvel has impacted and drawn inspiration from the ever-changing tides of popular culture.

Tickets will be available for purchase starting Wednesday January 27.

Griffin MSI will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Guests must reserve a timed-entry ticket in advance of their visit at Tickets will be delivered via email for no-contact entry scanning on mobile phones.

Griffin MSI will continue to follow rigorous safety procedures to ensure guests and staff remain safe. Daily capacity is limited, and timed admission tickets and physical distancing measures will reduce crowding. Face coverings are required for all staff and guests ages 2 and older.

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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is an exhibition by SC Exhibitions, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Marvel Themed Entertainment. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes is presented by BMO Harris Bank, and will be at Griffin MSI March 4 through October 24, 2021.

About the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry

The Griffin Museum of Science and Industry (Griffin MSI) offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that support the Museum’s mission: to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. As one of the largest science museums in the world featuring award-winning exhibits and hands-on activities, a visit to Griffin MSI is guaranteed to connect fun and learning. Griffin MSI is committed to offering comprehensive educational programs—for students, administrators, teachers and families—that make a difference in local communities and contribute to Griffin MSI’s goal to transform and illuminate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) pathways for people of all ages. The Museum is grateful for the support of its generous donors and guests, who make its work possible. Griffin MSI is also supported in part by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit or call (773) 684-1414.