“When is the Next Adult’s-Only Event at the Museum of Science & Industry?” by S.M. O’Connor

The “MSI After Hours: Wired to Wear” event at the Museum of Science and Industry (M.S.I.) will be on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Visirors will explore the temporary exhibit Wired to Wear; observe a live recording of W.B.E.Z.’s Nerdette podcast that will feature hostesses Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen interviewing guests whose works are displayed in the exhibit; and experiment with conductive tattoos that light up on one’s skin and bracelets that translate dance moves into music.  This is a chance to see the technology that underlies the costumes in Cirque du Soleil’s show VOLTA, which will open May 18th under the Big Top at Soldier Field in Burnham Park.

A $30 ticket covers free parking in the underground garage, coat check, a complimentary drink, light snacks, and access to certain exhibits.  A cash bar will also be available.  One must be an adult twenty-one years of age or older to attend this event.  Tickets are non-refundable.  If one has a question, one should e-mail afterhours@msichicago.org.  Click here to purchase tickets.

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.  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 Chicago’s first World’s Fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893).

Normally, the M.S.I. is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  However, it will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Monday, May 27, 2019.  It will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.




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