Once again, The Museum of Science and Industry celebrates Black History month with its Black Creativity program– an annual series of events designed to inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. Among the program highlights are the Innovation Studio and the Black Creativity Career Showcase.
The Black Creativity Innovation Studio
The Black Creativity Innovation Studio is a fun way for students to get an introduction to the world of STEM. With materials from their innovation kits, students experiment with making their own creations. There are no rules. Students rely on the power of their imagination.
Classes are for students ages 6 and up.
To participate, museum guests can stop in for one of the available drop-in sessions, or students and community groups can reserve a 60-minute session. Classes are free with museum entry.
The Innovation Studio runs daily through March 4.
Additionally, on February 25, MSI will host its Black Creativity Career Showcase, a day of demonstrations, hands-on activities and one-on-one discussions with African-American artists, scientists and engineers. It’s a great opportunity for kids and parents to learn first-hand about potential careers of interest.
For more information on the Innovation Studio and the Black Creativity Career Showcase, visit http://www.msichicago.org.