The waning days of summer are a good time to visit the Museum of Science and Industry (M.S.I.), as well as Chicago’s other great science and art museums. Adam Reed Tucker, the LEGO® Certified Professional featured in the temporary exhibit Brick by Brick, will sign special edition copies of Bricks Culture magazine on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is free with Museum Entry (General Admission) tickets. Brick by Brick opened on Thursday, March 10, 2016 and was supposed to be open through February of 2017 but was extended until Monday, September 4, 2017.
In addition to the previously-profiled Imagining the Museum exhibit, there are two other new temporary exhibits at the M.S.I., Turn Back the Clock and Extreme Ice. Further, the M.S.I. also brought back its national touring exhibit Robot Revolution. Extreme Ice opened on Thursday, March 23, 2017 and runs through early 2019. Turn Back the Clock opened on Friday, May 26, 2017 and runs through early 2018. Robot Revolution re-opened on Thursday, May 11, 2017. It will run through Sunday, February 4, 2018.
Amazon Adventure debuted on Memorial Day (May 29, 2017) inside the M.S.I.’s five-story Giant Dome Theater (formerly Omnimax® Theater). It will be screened through the spring of 2018. Titans of the Ice Age, narrated by Christopher Plummer, will be screened through Sunday, September 10, 2017. Tiny Giants, narrated by Stephen Fry, will be screened through Sunday, September 10, 2017. Dream Big will debut in the Giant Dome Theater on Monday, September 11, 2017.
Figure 1 Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: Adam Reed Tucker poses with his LEGO® model of the Burj Khalifa in the exhibit Brick by Brick.
Figure 2 Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: As visitors explore Turn Back the Clock, they will learn about the significance of the Doomsday Clock maintained by the Journal of Atomic Scientists and how it has evolved over the last seventy years.
Figure 3 Credit: Kasumi Chow, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: The Museum of Science and Industry exhibit Extreme Ice features dozens of amazing photos of global glacier melt, shot by American photographer James Balog.
Figure 4 Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: RoboThespian, which greets visitors as they enter the exhibit Robot Revolution, can speak and move in customizable ways.
One can buy tickets online in advance at https://www.msichicago.org/visit/tickets. This time of year, the Museum of Science and Industry is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the northeast corner of Jackson Park in the neighborhood of Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. It stands on 57th Street at the intersection with Lake Shore Drive. The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.