MUSEUM FREE DAYS JUNE 1- 5 AND JUNE 19;
SMART HOME FARMERS MARKETS KICK OFF JUNE 5 WITH THE HEARTY BOYS;
WORLD’S FAIR SIMULATION JUNE 18, 19, 20
MUSEUM FREE DAYS JUNE 1-5 and JUNE 19
Enjoy FREE general admission to the Museum of Science and Industry on June 1-5 and June 19, the Museum’s 76th Anniversary! Take in spectacular exhibits like Earth Revealed, the U-505 Submarine and The Great Train Story as well as free live science demonstrations that allow you to dissect an eye, learn how “poop happens,” explore the magic of chemistry and test your taste buds! General admission does not include Omnimax films, Smart Home, the U-505 on-board tour or Harry Potter™: the Exhibition. An additional ticket will still be required for these experiences.
SMART HOME FARMERS MARKETS START FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Markets take place on the first and third Fridays of each month, June - October; 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In conjunction with the exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, the Museum will be hosting FREE farmers markets in our East Parking Lot from June through October 2009—on the first and third Fridays of the month. Browse seasonal offerings from local growers and purveyors including fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, local goods, plants, and flowers.
On opening day, June 5, 2009, a grand opening celebration will take place with a live cooking demonstration at 11:30 a.m. by The Hearty Boys, as seen on the Food Network. Guests will also enjoy music, food vendors, and treats that have been cooked in a solar-oven! Following the event, guests are invited to stay at the Museum for FREE general admission!
Additional markets and cooking demos will occur, weather permitting, on the following dates: June 5, 19 (Museum general admission is also FREE on these days!); July 3, 17; August 7, 21; September 4, 18; October 2, 16. See www.msichicago.org for additional details. Admission to the Museum or Smart Home is not required.
EXPLORE THE WHITE CITY: WORLD’S FAIR SIMULATION
June 18, 19 & 20, 2009; 1- 2:30 p.m. in the West Pavilion Auditorium
Tickets are $40 per person, $25 for Museum members and include general admission. Call 773-684-1414.
In conjunction with the centennial celebration of Daniel Burnham’s original plan for Chicago, experience a fascinating virtual simulation tour of the 1893 Columbian World’s Fair that can only be seen at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Fair’s White City was a source of inspiration for Daniel Burnham’s bold 1909 Plan for Chicago.
Back by popular demand and enhanced with new visuals and content, Dr. Lisa Snyder from the UCLA Urban Simulation team will be presenting this recreation of the famed White City using real-time video simulation technology. Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, will provide historical narration. The presentation now includes exploration of the recreations of Columbus’ three ships: the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, which were on exhibition at the Fair. Other fascinating new elements include the inclusion of the Convent of La Rabida and enhanced imagery of the Agriculture Building, the Casino and the Music Hall.
Official Website: http://www.msichicago.org
Added by MSI Chicago on June 2, 2009