10/28/2012 01:58 pm ET Updated Oct 28, 2012

'Charlie Brown And The Great Exhibit' Opens At Museum Of Science & Industry (PHOTOS)

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

The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 18, allows guests to peer into Schulz's life, the evolution of his iconic characters over time.

The exhibit also features a replica of Schulz's drawing studio, a look inside Snoopy's doghouse and the chance to dress up as favorite "Peanuts" characters. It also offers a walkthrough of holiday-themed strips and programs ranging from Halloween through Valentine's Day, according to a museum release.

But what makes the exhibit fit into a science-centric museum?

"The mission of the museum is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone, and that starts with creativity," MSI director of temporary exhibits Anne Rashford told Time Out Chicago.

Click here for more information about the exhibit. All photos below by JB Spector/Museum of Science And Industry.

Charlie Brown At The Museum Of Science & Industry