The Museum of Science and Industry (M.S.I.) is celebrating the new schoolyear by offering a free family pass to every Chicago Public Schools (C.P.S.) student (K-12) who attends the first day of class. Each pass is good for up to three adult or child Museum Entry (general admission) tickets between Monday, September 5, 2017 and Monday, June 18, 2018. The passes will be included in the information packets all C.P.S. students receive on their first day of class. They must be redeemed on-site and cannot be redeemed through the M.S.I.’s online ticketing system, call center, or kiosks. The original pass must be presented at the time of purchase. The pass only applies to Museum Entry, and additional tickets must be purchased for Brick by Brick, Robot Revolution, the U-505 on-board tour, Coal Mine, WOW! Tour, and films screened in the Giant Dome Theater. Note that walking around the U-505 without boarding her, is covered by Museum Entry tickets.
Figure 1 Photo Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: The Museum of Science and Industry is in Jackson Park in the neighborhood of Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago.
In addition, today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, C.P.S. students get free Museum Entry (general admission) for themselves and one additional adult. A spokeswoman wrote, “With free Museum Entry, families can explore the physics of weather with a 40-foot-tall whirling vortex in Science Storms, get lost in the patterns that surround is in Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze, and discover the historic World War II story of the Museum’s largest artifact, the U-505 Submarine.” This is the M.S.I.’s eleventh year of offering this benefit to C.P.S. families, with over 4,400,000 free passes given to C.P.S. students since the program launched.
Figure 2 Photo Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze occupies the space on the Main Floor in the southwest corner of the Farrell Family Court (South Court) that formerly housed Petroleum Planet. The exhibit opened on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Figure 3 Photo Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: The most popular feature of the Science Storms physics exhibit is a forty-foot-tall swirling vortex, a tornado simulation.
Figure 4 Photo Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: This is the U-505 inside the subterranean 35,000-square-foot McCormick Tribune Foundation Exhibition Hall. The New U-505 Experience opened on June 5, 2005.
Figure 5 Photo Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: Baxter, an industrial robot, can play two people simultaneously in games of tic-tac-toe in the traveling exhibit Robot Revolution.
Currently, the Museum of Science and Industry is open from 9:30 a.m. to until 5:30 p.m., this being a peak period of the year. [During slower periods of the year, the Museum of Science and Industry is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.] It is located in the northeast corner of Jackson Park in the neighborhood of Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. The Museum of Science and Industry stands on 57th Street at the intersection with Lake Shore Drive. Its address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.