In our newest exhibit, you'll witness how gigantic glaciers disappear in just a few years. The photographer who captured these moments spoke with Chicago Tonight to explain how his own work impacted his views on climate change.

‘Extreme Ice’ at MSI Takes Dramatic Look at Climate Change

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Extended hours means extended fun at MSI this spring break! Beginning today through Sunday, April 2, the Museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Extended hours will also be offered from Saturday, April 8 through Saturday, April 15. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Extended Hours at MSI through April 2

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Are your *wheels* still spinning about what to do during spring break? Bring the family to MSI for a trip to Brick by Brick to see 13 giant LEGO® brick structures—buy your tickets online and save $2 per person! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Witness Earth’s diminishing glaciers captured on film in Extreme Ice, MSI's newest temporary exhibit. Through dozens of stunning photographs and time-lapse videos captured by American photographer James Balog, see the dramatic extent of melting glaciers around the world—such as the Bridge Glacier in British Columbia, pictured here in 2009 and 2012. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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We are in the running for the USA TODAY 10Best award for Best Museums for Families! Please help us out and vote daily for MSI through Monday, March 27.

Vote - Museum of Science and Industry - Best Museum for Families Nominee: 2017 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

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Just as 3/14 is Pi Day, here’s why LEGO® superfans might celebrate on 3/18.

Bravo Three One Eight

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Inside Future Energy Chicago, the Energy Garden is in full bloom. Ride a bike to convert motion energy into electrical energy, and crank a hand generator to activate an array of plasma trees that energize the entire exhibit. As you're cranking out your spring break to-do list, make Future Energy Chicago a must-see! [ Msichicago.org Link ]
A few reasons for fans o’ science to celebrate the Irish today … unless leprosy was just fine with you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

What have the Irish ever done for us? (More than you might think)

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Drinks ✅ Food ✅ Exclusive access to exhibits ✅ Kid-free evening at MSI ✅ Don’t miss the next MSI After Hours on Friday, March 24! [ Bit.ly Link ] #MSIAfterHours

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Happy Pi Day! Watch to find out why pi gets all this hype, and why numbers are so neat.
Just goes to show, you can’t keep Boaty McBoatface down. Unless it’s a submersible, and that’s what it’s supposed to do.

Boaty McBoatface submarine named after public vote is ready for first Antarctic mission

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Pi Day is tomorrow—3/14—which may be the extent of the digits of π some of us can still recite. For those who wish more things would stick upstairs, consider the “memory palace” technique used by some of the world’s top memory athletes.

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

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Back in our day, slime was made with just borax, water and glue! Kids these days [ Bit.ly Link ]

Local teens cash in on slime-making trend

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Chicagoans have been doing this for decades. You better believe we have it down to a science.

How the Chicago River is dyed green (infographic)

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Two weeks until MSI After Hours! On March 24, guests 21+ get an exclusive look at our newest exhibit, Extreme Ice. Buy your tickets today! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Robert Sengstacke was one of the early founders of the Black Creativity program at MSI, which debuted in 1970. Today, it has grown into the dynamic Juried Art Exhibition featuring more than 100 works by African-American artists. Sengstacke's work with MSI is just a snapshot of his impact which spans across journalism, photography and throughout Chicago.

Prominent Photojournalist and Former Chicago Defender Editor, Robert A. Sengstacke Dies At 73

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In honor of International Women's Day, we salute all female scientists of the world—including these 12 women in science, whose groundbreaking stories are illustrated by a neuroscientist-turned-designer.

12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs

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Captain William Norwood's name is seen by guests everyday as they look up at the 727 hanging from the Transportation Gallery balcony. WGN TV shared Capt. Norwood's amazing story of how he overcame adversity from classmates and other pilots to become United Airline's first black pilot.

Trailblazer pilot, Capt. William Norwood inspires people to take charge of their lives

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Happy 180th birthday, Chicago! From our tiny LEGO® Chicago skyline to yours. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Interested in a kid-free night at MSI? On Friday, March 24, guests 21 and up can enjoy an evening of cocktails, snacks, music and after-hours access to popular exhibits. Watch our Tesla coil fire off lightning indoors in Science Storms, or navigate through a seemingly endless mirror maze in Numbers In Nature. Watch more than 25 model trains whizz by in The Great Train Story, or take a run in a...
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