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

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

CHICAGO (January 27, 2021)–The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) will reopen to the public March 7 with the highly anticipated exhibition Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, now extended through October 24. 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 MSI. “Keeping the exhibition at 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.

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.

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 MSI March 4 through October 24, 2021.

About the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else, to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Welcome to Science Initiative, the Museum offers a variety of student, teacher and family programs that make a difference in communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. Come visit and find your inspiration! The Museum is grateful for the support of its donors and guests, who make its work possible. 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.

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