EXPLORE 14 ACRES OF HANDS-ON SCIENCE FUN AT MSI—FOR FREE!
1/18/2017, 6 a.m. | Updated on 1/18/2017, 6 a.m.
EXPLORE 14 ACRES OF HANDS-ON SCIENCE FUN AT MSI—FOR FREE! ILLINOIS RESIDENTS GET IN FREE ON SELECT DATES IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
WHAT: Stay warm with cool science at the
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago this
winter. MSI is offering FREE Museum Entry to
Illinois residents on select dates each week in
January and February, starting January 10, 2017.
Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry on
the following dates: January 16-19, 24-26, 31;
February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28. See more
than 25 trains make the journey from Chicago to
Seattle in the Great Train Story. Shake off cabin
fever with a run inside a human-sized hamster
wheel. Climb aboard a massive tractor and follow
the fascinating journey of food and how it travels
from the farm to your table. Peek inside the
whimsical Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle, complete
with a pair of Cinderella’s tiny glass slippers.
Experiment with light to create a giant 30-foot
rainbow. On January 16, Martin .Luther King Jr.
Day and a free day for Illinois residents, MSI will
launch its annual Black Creativity program with
a special Family Day. Explore the grand opening
of the Juried Art Exhibition, which features more
than 100 works of art from African-American
artists, created by both students and professionals
from Chicago and throughout the U.S. The Juried
Art Exhibition is the longest-running exhibition of
African-American art, with works being displayed
at MSI annually since 1970. Also on Family Day,
take part in a collaborative printmaking project
that will be displayed at MSI. The Juried Art
Exhibition and collaborative printmaking project
are included with Museum Entry. For more details
on all these programs, visit,
WHEN: Illinois residents receive free
Museum Entry on the following dates: January
16-19, 24-26, 31; February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23,
WHERE: Museum of Science and Industry,
Chicago; 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.
PLEASE NOTE: Must be an Illinois
resident, with proof of address, to receive free
Museum Entry. Tickets must be ordered on-site.
Omnimax® films, U-505 Submarine On-board
tour, Future Energy Chicago, Coal Mine, Brick
by Brickand special tours are not included in
Museum Entry. They require additional, timed entry