On June 3-5, Illinois residents can kickoff summer with free Museum Entry to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) giving them opportunities to explore more than a dozen exhibits. Investigate the science behind nature’s power as you control a 40-foot tornado inside Science Storms; experiment with 50 interactive displays including a giant 3D-heart in YOU! The Experience; and discover the beauty of the patterns that surround us in Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze—all included with Museum Entry.
Free Museum Entry for Illinois residents makes it a perfect opportunity to experience:
· U-505 Submarine: Join MSI in honoring the 75th anniversary of the capture of the world’s only remaining Type IX-C submarine and the only U-boat in the United States. The U-505 Submarine, a National Historic Landmark, offers nearly 200 artifacts, radio transmissions, re-enactments of key events, as well as testimonials from the veterans of Task Group 22.3 who made the remarkable capture. Purchase tickets for the optional on-board tour and take a journey back in time to see how the crew of the U-505 lived and worked on the high seas during World War II.
· Makers United: Get hands-on with circuit building and fabricated materials to make your own wearable LED circuit band inside one of MSI’s newest experience. Find your place in the maker movement, a culture that encourages curiosity, creative thinking and hands-on building.
· Wired to Wear™: Experience the first-ever exhibit dedicated to the future of wearable technology. This exhibit brings together cutting-edge technologies from across 15 countries showcasing how our clothing is becoming infused with tools to make us stronger, smarter and healthier. After exploring over 100 innovations in wearable tech, you can step into the Latest Lab – a space where you can design your own ideas for the wearables of the future.
Note: The U-505 On-board Tour, Wired to Wear and Makers United are not included with Museum Entry and require an additional, timed-entry ticket. Wired to Wear is presented by BMO and Makers United is sponsored by ArcelorMittal.