“Upcoming Adults-Only Events at the Museum of Science & Industry” by S.M. O’Connor

There will be two twenty-one-and-older MSI After Hour events as part of the Spring Make Festival at the Museum of Science and Industry. The first will be MSI After Hours: Science on Tap, on Friday, March 23, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  This event will provide a chance to learn about the chemistry that underlies brewing beer.  There will be a home-brewing workshop.  Brewers from Empirical Brewery will explain how scientific principles impact beer flavors.  In the Make Shop, there will be three activities: vinyl-cutting 3D printing, and building a working LED light.  Participants will be able to take home their custom-made creations.  Tickets for the Make Shop will be available on-site on a first come, first served basis.

During MSI After Hours: Science on Tap, one will be able to walk around exhibits with one’s customized koozie (a koozie being a sleeve that thermally insulates a beverage container) after the Museum of Science and Industry has closed to the public for the night. Admission for this adult-only event costs $30 and includes snacks, one beer or cocktail, parking in the subterranean garage, and access to over a dozen exhibits.  A cash bar will also be available.  One can get 25% off – up to $5 off – Lyft rides both to and from this MSI After Hours event.  Click here to for the promotional code and details.  Click here to register or copy and paste www.msichicago.org/afterhours into a search engine.

Science on Tap

Figure 1 Credit: Museum of Science and Industry Caption: MSI After Hours: Science on Tap is on Friday, March 23, 2018. This event will provide a chance to learn about the chemistry that underlies brewing beer.

According to the M.S.I., this is chance to “Get hands-on with a home brewing workshop, see how science principles impact flavors with Empirical Brewery and learn the physics of beer pong.  Plus, customize a beer koozie and compete in pub trivia!”

Afterwards, uncover your innate creativity in Make Shop.  You’ll build your own wearable [sic] and discover Chicago’s maker community.

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Figure 2 Credit: Museum of Science and Industry Caption: The Make Shop will be available exclusively during the Spring Break Festival.

The second twenty-one-and-older MSI After Hour event will be Digital Canvas on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  “Immerse yourself at Digital Canvas, an interactive art experience exploring the intersection of technology, innovation and creative expression,” invited the Museum of Science and Industry in a press release.  “Interact with new media artist Dreambait in a collaborative, digital art mural and party to the beats of a DJ under the swirling colors of a live liquid light show performance.”  Admission to this adult-only event costs $45.  Tickets include access to the M.S.I.’s exhibits after the Museum has closed to the public for the night.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Tickets will become available on Monday, March 12, 2018 at www.msichicago.org.

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Figure 3 Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: Digital Canvas is an adult-only night event on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

Located in the northeast corner of Jackson Park, the Museum of Science and Industry stands on 57th Street at the intersection with Lake Shore Drive.  Currently, the Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but during peak periods (including March 24-30, 2018 and April 2-8, 2018) it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  The Website is https://wwwmsichicago.org/.  The phone number is (773) 684-1414.

 

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