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Make it a Season of Science with the Museum of Science and Industry's Summer Brain Games

Make it a Season of Science with the Museum of Science and Industry's Summer Brain Games
Free on-line summer science activities are offered by the Museum of Science and Industry in their Summer Brain Games program which runs June 17- August 12.   Designed to keep kids engaged and entertained, a free on-line activity guide with weekly experiments will be provided to participants.  All families that register will receive a voucher... Read more »

Summer Reading Programs: Children Earn Free Stuff

Summer Reading Programs: Children Earn Free Stuff
Summertime and the living is easy-easy to earn freebies for completing minutes in various summer reading programs. I was paging through Redbook Magazine’s June issue and it  listed Pottery Barn, Barnes and Noble, and Showcase Cinemas as just some of the businesses offering incentives to young readers. I researched a little further and came up... Read more »

Tips for Tackling the Science Fair

Tips for Tackling the Science Fair
The science fair…I still remember competing in one when I was just seven years old.  It stands out in my mind for several reasons- the hours spent learning about and making simple machines, having to explain my project to judges even though I was extremely shy, and the red second place ribbon I received, which... Read more »
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Meet “Mr. Roboto” and Celebrate National Robotics Week at MSI

Meet “Mr. Roboto” and Celebrate National Robotics Week at MSI
Say the word robot and I will word associate the Styx song from ages ago, “Mr. Roboto.” I can’t help it! You may not necessarily meet the robot from the rock opera- but you will meet many “cousins” at National Robotics Week at MSI.   In fact, today only – Murata Boy, who can ride... Read more »

5 Christmas Activities To Do With Your Kids

5 Christmas Activities To Do With Your Kids
Christmas activities for kids- parents are always on the lookout for something new to keep those little ones busy while saving their own sanity.  Here are a few ideas that I’ve actually done in the past–so I know they meet the child seal of approval. (1) Unwrap a Book Each Night One of our favorite... Read more »

Good Grief- Don't Miss Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit at MSI

Good Grief- Don't Miss Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit at MSI
Children today would find it hard to believe that cartoons were NOT always available for viewing 24/7.  It is enough to make you say Good Grief!  Saturday morning cartoons and holiday specials were the norm for those of us of a certain age. I can’t think of any other cartoons more synonymous with holiday specials... Read more »
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Spend a Night at the Museum…MSI’s Halloween Snoozeum Sleepover is Friday

Spend a Night at the Museum…MSI’s Halloween Snoozeum Sleepover is Friday
Remember those comical Night at the Museum movies with Ben Stiller? Wouldn’t it be fun to stay overnight at one of Chicago’s museums? You can…this Friday! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) after dark! Families with children ages 6-12 are invited to register for the Halloween... Read more »

You've Got Mail...MSI Sends Science to Your Inbox!

I am a huge fan of the Museum of Science and Industry! Some of the best childhood memories from visits to the museum were the miniature train set-up, the international Christmas trees put up every holiday season, the baby chicks, and Colleen Moore’s dollhouse. Naturally, I have carried on this tradition with my own children.... Read more »
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