“When is the Adults-Only Disco Night at the Museum of Science and Industry?” by S.M. O’Connor

MSI After Hours: Disco Tech” will be on the night of Friday, February 8, 2019 (from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) at the Museum of Science and Industry (M.S.I.) in Chicago, Illinois.  This is an event exclusively for adults (twenty-one-years-of-age-and-over).  Three live disc jockeys will battle for the attention of guests as they dance in the Grand Rotunda of the Central Pavilion during the “silent disco.”  Tickets are $30 per person and cover parking in the subterranean garage structure, coat check, light snacks, a complimentary drink, a set of wireless headphones for the silent disco, and access to select exhibits.  Guests will get a sneak peek at the M.S.I.’s upcoming exhibit Wired to Wear and have access to the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition and Black Creativity Innovation Studio.

Wired to Wear will open on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  This will be a chance to see “select pieces” which will go on display inside what the M.S.I. called on Facebook “the first-ever comprehensive exhibit dedicated to wearable technology.”

Black Creativity Juried Exhibition is the longest-running exhibition of Black African-American art.  It includes over 160 artworks this year.  The Black Creativity Innovation Studio gives guests a chance to play inventor.  The challenge is to solve problems with materials from everyday life.  Design a prototype and test it out.

49895857_10155876563762882_5518942746687045632_oFigure 1 Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: The Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition opened on Monday, January 14, 2019 and will close on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

There will also be a cash bar.  Click here to purchase tickets.  T ·· Mobile is the sponsor for “MSI After Hours: Disco Tech.”

Tickets are non-refundable.  If one has questions, one may e-mail afterhours@msichicago.org.

Founded by Sears, Roebuck & Company President Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) in 1926, through The Commercial Club of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry opened in three stages between 1933 and 1940.  It occupies the Palace of Fine Arts from the White City fairgrounds of Chicago’s first World’s Fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893).

Often stylized as the “Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago” or the “Museum of Science + Industry” the institution is located at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Jackson Park, on the south side of 57th Street, between Lake Shore Drive to the east and Cornell Drive to the west, in the East Hyde Park neighborhood of the Hyde Park Community Area (Community Area #41) on the South Side of Chicago.  The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  The M.S.I. is open every day of the year with two exceptions: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  On most days, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but during peak periods it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  There are a number of upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.


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