“Museum of Science and Industry to Host Breakfast with Jordan Reeves,” by S.M. O’Connor

At the Morning, Makers event, the Museum of Science and Industry (M.S.I.) will host breakfast with Jordan Reeves on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  This is an opportunity to bring the family to eat breakfast at the M.S.I., spend the morning learning about technology is increasingly being integrated into our clothing (and even into our bodies), and listen to one of the creators featured in the new exhibit Wired to Wear™, young Jordan Reeves.  The precocious thirteen-year-old will explain how she used S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and her own creativity to design a prosthetic arm for herself (fabricated by a 3D printer) that looks like a unicorn horn and sprays glitter.

Wired to Wear™, presented by BMO, is a temporary exhibit that will open on Thursday, March 21, 2019 and run through spring of next year.  Featuring over 100 artifacts from around the world, it is the first-ever exhibit dedicated exclusively to wearable technology.

Born without a complete left arm, Jordan Reeves designed, at the age of ten years old, a prosthetic arm like nothing an adult would design for her.  With her mother, Jen, she founded the non-profit organization Born Just Right, which empowers other children in a similar position to hers to design their own prosthetic limbs.  She has shown off her glitter canon arm on The Rachael Ray Show, MakerFaire, and a TEDx talk.  Her family resides in Columbia, Missouri.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for children (ages three-to-eleven).  A ticket covers parking, breakfast, early-morning access to the Wired to Wear™ exhibit, the Makers United workshop, and Museum Entry for the day.  The event is from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

The Makers United workshop is for ages six and up.  ArcelorMittol presents the new Makers United workshop.

Register online here.  Then select timed-entry tickets for the Wired to Wear™ exhibit and the Makers United workshop, both of which are located on the Main Level.  If one has a question, one should call (773) 684-1414 and select Option 3.

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.Until March 22, 2019, the M.S.I. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  However, from Saturday, March 23, 2019 through Sunday, March 31, 2019, the M.S.I. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., after which it will revert to regular hours.  In April, the M.S.I. will be open regular hours with some exceptions.  It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. the weekend of Saturday, April 6, 2019 and Sunday, April 7, 2019 and from Saturday, April 13, 2019 through Saturday, April 20, 2019.  [Note that Sunday, April 14, 2019 is Palm Sunday; Friday, April 19, 2019 is Good Friday; and Sunday, April 21, 2019 is Easter Sunday.]  In May, regular hours will be in effect except on Saturday, May 25, 2019, when the M.S.I. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 2019, when the M.S.I. will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day), when the M.S.I. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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.  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 address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.

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