“Museum of Science & Industry to Screen Documentary about Flat Earthers” by S.M. O’Connor

The Museum of Science and Industry will screen the documentary Behind the Curve (2018), which is about the growing number of people who believe the Earth is flat, on Thursday, January 24, 2019 as part of the Conspiracy Series of events.  The screening will be in the Giant Dome Theater (formerly called the IMAX Theater) in the Henry Crown Space Center.

The event is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6:30 p.m.  A discussion with the filmmakers and a scientist who studies proponents of the Flat Earth theory (called “Flat Earthers”) will follow the film.  Tickets are $10.  To purchase tickets, click here.

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Regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) resumed on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  The Museum of Science and Industry regularly makes small adjustments to this schedule, so when planning a trip there, check this Webpage and the M.S.I.’s social media for updates.

Often stylized as the “Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago” or the “Museum of Science + Industry” the institution is located at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Jackson Park, on the south side of 57th Street, between Lake Shore Drive to the east and Cornell Drive to the west, in the East Hyde Park neighborhood of the Hyde Park Community Area (Community Area #41) on the South Side of Chicago.  The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  Founded by Sears, Roebuck & Company President Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) in 1926, through The Commercial Club of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry opened in three stages between 1933 and 1940.  It occupies the Palace of Fine Arts from Chicago’s first World’s Fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893).  The M.S.I. is open every day of the year with two exceptions: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  On most days, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but during peak periods it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.

 

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