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MSI Raising Prices

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 17, 2008 6:01PM

2008_1_17.msi.jpgThe Museum of Science and Industry is raising its prices. Adult Chicago residents will now pay $12 (up from $10), adult non-Chicagoans $13 (from $11), Chicago children $8.50 ($6.25), non-Chicago children $9 ($7), Chicago seniors $11 ($8.75), and non-Chicago seniors $12 ($9.50).

But fear not, oh ye of little funds. The MSI is free the rest of January, as well as February 29 (Hotcha! Leap year! Ahem, celebratory performance of the Pirates of Penzance...); June 17-22; September 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

The MSI big exhibit right now is The Magic and Science of Cinema and Television, part of the MSI's annual Black Creativity programming, that uses the museum's trademark interactive style to explore and explain the history and legacy of "African Americans in front of and behind the camera" and give kids and nerds alike a look at entertainment technology. [Trib]