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School's Out, But Learning Doesn't Have to End

David R. Mosena | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
David R. Mosena

To those of us in the science education business, summer is an exciting season, but one that makes our youth's minds vulnerable. It's known as the "summer brain drain" -- and it's real.

Alex Thomopoulos: The Genius of Gluten-free Cooking

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 04.07.2014 | Home
Elsa Giannakoudaki

She believes the best attitude to take with any dietary concern is to consider what you can have, and to not what you cannot eat.

Chicago Professionals Need to Inspire Next Generation of Innovators

David R. Mosena | Posted 12.02.2013 | Chicago
David R. Mosena

Chicago's professional community understands that they have to connect earlier with students in hopes of building their future workforce. We have to help STEM come alive during those formidable years of middle school when science starts to become more difficult.

Higher Fees On Deck For 2 Major Chicago Museums

Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

A dose of culture from two of Chicago's most popular museums may soon cost a few bucks more. In first round approval Wednesday morning, a Chicago P...

PHOTOS: 'Charlie Brown' Exhibit Opens At MSI

Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry last week opened its newest temporary exhibition -- an homage to the "Peanuts" gang, the inspiring creations of Min...

PHOTOS: Inside The Museum Of Science & Industry's Revamped 'Smart Home'

Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry last month unveiled their revamped "Smart Home" exhibit, an eco-friendly home built on the museum's grounds. ...

PHOTOS: 'Get Loose With Dr. Seuss' At New Exhibit

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Both the whimsical fantasy known to most current and former children and the fine art paintings kept a secret by the man behind the cat during his lif...

MSI's Second 'Month At The Museum' Winner Chosen

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

A digital marketing analyst from Chicago's Uptown neighborhood has been chosen as the Museum of Science and Industry's second "Month at the Museum" wi...

Planning A Family Vacation In Illinois? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Susan Miller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Illinois can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we'v...

Windy City Travel Plans? Read Our Guide To Chicago Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Dorothy Gannon | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Chicago can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've ...

WATCH: Museum Of Science And Industry Wants You For 'Month At The Museum' 2

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

After a successful debut of its "Month at the Museum" experiment last fall, the Museum of Science and Industry has put out a nationwide call for a new...

69th Annual Christmas Around The World And Holidays Of Light

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry has officially decked the halls with boughs of holly. MSI is kicking off the holiday season with their 69th annual...

Museum Of Science And Industry Gets Its New Roomie

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry's new resident moved in on Wednesday. Kate McGroarty, a teacher and writer from the Andersonville neighborhood, w...

Chicago Woman Moving Into Museum Of Science And Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a week of online voting, the public has chosen a 24-year-old Chicago woman as the winner of the Museum of Science and Industry's "Month at the M...

The Museum Of Science And Industry Close To Choosing Its Human Exhibit

Aixa Velez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 1,500 people were hoping the Museum of Science and Industry would be their temporary home, and now five candidates are close to that dream. ...

'Jim Henson's Fantastic World' Opens At The Museum Of Science And Industry

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Muppets. To any kid (at heart) born in between the late '70s and early '90s, the Muppets--like so many other corny media touchstones such as the C...

Museum Of Science And Industry Offers $10,000 For 'Month At The Museum'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Museum of Science and Industry is looking for a roommate. You don't have to pay rent. In fact, for a one-month stay, they'll pay you. Ten thousan...

Chicago Museums Offering Free Days Throughout The Summer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking to expand your horizons, but don't want to spend much money? Several of the city's attractions offer admissions-free days and even weeks....

Harry Potter Exhibit At Museum of Science And Industry A Cash Cow For Warner Bros.

Reuters | Dan Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leave it to the Warner Bros. marketing team to get the last nickel out of Harry Potter, beyond the nearly $5 billion the films have grossed at the box...