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Learn more about our new "eye in space."
Hear concepts for landsailing on Venus and radio telescopes on the Moon.
Three experts share innovations in food sustainability happening in Chicago.
In a museum not so far, far away...
An experiment with microgravity... 103 stories up.
Discover ideas for a next-gen spacesuit and a flying "stingray."
Get a track-level seat on a narrated tour of the model train exhibit.
Watch moments from the YOU! The Experience interactive as a mother's body changes during pregnancy.
Over several days, the team guided the U-505 submarine 1,000 feet to its new home.
Photographer James Balog discusses his latest documentary on climate change.
The photographer tells how he began capturing Earth's vanishing glaciers.
Build a boat that uses kinetic energy stored in rubber bands to move.
Feeling cooped up? Our friends in the Baby Chick Hatchery hear you.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot visits MSI for some socially distanced science.
Preview our at-home activity for building a strong bridge with straws.
The Science Achievers discuss the purpose of this protective medical mask.
The Science Achievers explore the design and purpose of this medical device.
The Science Achievers provide two examples of measuring temperature.
Hatching out of an egg is hard work! See two chicks hatch in this time-lapse video.
Get a high-speed view of 3D printing at work.
The Museum's 727 makes its final journey in a daring landing.