Thursday, September 4, 2014

Vote for Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (last day to vote!) + Free Visits for Residents!


The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
is only 8 percentage points behind the leader.
Voting ends tonight (9/4) at midnight!

VOTE FOR MSI (Voting ends at Midnight 9/4/14)

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is a finalist for a $50,000 Lincoln's Legacy Award. They are currently in 3rd place, trailing the leader by only 8 percentage points. The contest ends tonight (9/4) at midnight.

If they win, they intend to use the funds to support their successful Science Minors and Science Achievers youth development programs.

It's easy to vote if you want to, click here. Just to the right of the MSI photo is a Facebook log in to vote.


PLUS: FREE VISITS FOR RESIDENTS!

The Museum of Science and Industry is offering FREE Museum entry for Illinois residents this Fall. Check out the website to see which select weekdays in September (and October 6th & 7th) that you can get in free, if you live in the state.

The museum is full of teaching, learning, and even some hands-on activities that will ensure your visit is fun. Manipulate a tornado, climb inside the historic locomotive on display, transform energy from one form to another in Future Energy Chicago, and so much more!

Have you been to MSI? Would you like to go?

You can learn more about MSI by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

62 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bummer, wish I lived closer.

alissa apel said...

That was my favorite museum there. I seriously could spend days there, and not get tired of it.

Masshole Mommy said...

That is a great deal. I wish I lived closer.

Pat Hatt said...

Free is always good indeed

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Never been to that one. But free and learning are great.

Sandee said...

I would love to go, but I'm in California.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Anonymous said...

would love it :)
Will they send me free air tickets too :P (I hope so)
Anyways jokes apart, it looks v neat!

Samantha Angell said...

Heading over to vote, just since I know about it! I've never been, but might as well vote anyways :)

Lindsey Paris said...

My parents lived in Chicago - twice actually. I'm not sure I have ever heard of this place.

loveforlacquer said...

Will go vote! Wish I lived closer

Itzy Bellababy said...

I love when museums and gardens offer free days. We have a few here in Phoenix, and it is awesome with a toddler- makes you not feel bad if you leave early if they are grumpy!

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Lori Gunn said...

I hope Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry gets the needed votes! What a great place this would be to visit.

Cory LeBihan said...

Here's to hoping the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry wins first prize. I always enjoyed visits to museums as a kid, and it would be great if other children get that same opportunity (for free though!).

Tracy Snyder said...

I would love to visit the Museum. Bummer I'm a state away to get in free. Hope they win.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Chicago is about a 5-6 hour drive for me. I hope they win first prize!

Shop with Me Mama said...

Oh how I wish I lived much closer! great deal!

Mamalicious RAOM said...

What a great program. I guess I need to put that on my list of things to do when in Michigan.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Only if Chicago wasn't a bit far away!

Pam said...

I will definitely vote. This is on my list of places to visit with the family if we ever make it out to Chicago.

Bonnie Gowen said...

That is so awesome that they let residents in for free. Wish I lived closer. =)

~ Noelle said...

I wish we had museums near us...
everything is like at least 25 minutes away. lol
(with NO traffic)

Lisa said...

FREE IS GREAT THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW WOULD LOVE TO GO!!

Paulina @ Color Me Brave said...

I love science museums went to a sleep over at one in the fourth grade. Was the best thing ever.

Joyce Lansky said...

Done. I love the museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Good luck.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/09/dance-all-night.html

jaime said...

I've never been to this museum. (Aside from being born just outside of Chicago, I've only visited the airport.) What a great deal for Illinois residents!

Amber said...

I love museums! I would love to go visit there!

Annemarie Leblanc said...

If only I could go, I'm not around that area!

Rochkirstin Santos said...

I would want to visit the museum but I don't live anywhere near the state. Awww it must be fun!

Binky said...

Science museums are the best!

Sweepster said...

Wish I was a resident! Looks like a very fun museum to visit.

Katrina said...

I wish we were closer! My son loves museums so much!

GabbyLynn Reviews said...

It is awesome that they have free entry for residents! Such a cool way to give back to the community!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

What a great opportunity. I used to love going to the LA Museum of Science and Industry. Funny, we called it the "Chocolate Milk Museum" because Dad allowed us to get chocolate milk with our lunch there.

Colette S said...

I hope they win. I just voted.

Carly said...

I have heard so many great things about MSI! I can't wait to go to Chicago to visit all the great museums there!

Theresa Mahoney said...

This is a favorite of ours! I am not sure I would go on free day though. We did the free Shedd day a few years back and it was PACKED!

The Nerf Herder said...

I'm actually headed for Chicago in a few weeks. I'm going to try and squeeze that one in if I can find the time.

slehan said...

It's a great museum. I've been there twice when I lived in the area.

slehan at juno dot com

Ben Butler said...

I love the Museum of Science and Industry. It's totally cool.

Ben Butler said...

It's pretty amazing alright. I went there a couple of times to see the Bodyworks exhibit.

Ben Butler said...

Yeah... free days are definitely a double edged sword in my experience as well.

MaryJane Tauyan said...

omg! wish i live there too! all i can say is goodluck places like this helps a lot specially for kids and learning too!

Christie C said...

Wow, Good luck! $50k would go really far, and I know this museum is awesome!

Jeanine said...

Wish I wasn't all the way in Canada! So cool, have fun!

Ann B said...

I have not been to The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I wish i lived closer but will make sure i go the next time i am in the area. Looks like a great place.

Krystal Butherus said...

It sounds super fun! Thanks for sharing this info!

Ben Butler said...

It's one of the best around, IMO.

Jenn said...

I wish I lived near there. My kids would have a lot of fun.

Trish said...

We went to the museum a LONG time ago when I was in school in Indiana. I'd love to go back sometime!

Maddi'sMommy said...

That would be so fun! We're going to Chicago next week :)

Anonymous said...

I've never been here before, but next time I am in Chicago, I will put it on my list of places to visit!

The Mommy-Files said...

Sounds like a great place to visit. I would totally vote for it.

♥ Vanessa said...

That is always so great when a museum offers free entry. This seems like a MUST visit!

A Helicopter Mom said...

That looks like such a great place to go with family. Hope they win!

BrettBMartin said...

I've never been to this museum before. I would love to visit.

Kristi Maloney said...

Me too, not in my neck of the woods, but would love to visit with the family!

Jaredamy said...

We love our local museum too! This is a great exchange for Illinois residents!

Ann Jones said...

I love going to the museum! We had a museum of history and industry, which I loved growing up :)

Carly from The Puzzled Palate said...

I love when museums allow free or discounted entry! It is great that they are trying to be more accessible- even if for a limited time!

Tracey said...

This seems like a great museum. I would love to visit it when I am in Chicago next time.

Natalie Holland said...

I been to a museum like this back home in NC, we had a few field trips there, places like this are so fun to take kids to.

Kristen said...

I grew up in Chi. Science Museum has always been my favorite.