Night Month At The Museum
By Karl Klockars in News on Jul 16, 2010 6:00PM
A lot more than just "A Night At The Museum" is on the line - the Museum of Science and Industry is inviting applicants to sign up for the opportunity to spend a full month
trapped enclosed within the ancient walls of the only remaining building from the Columbian Exposition of 1893. (Ghost of H.H. Holmes not included...probably.)
From A Month At The Museum:
From October 20 to November 18, 2010, this person's mission will be to experience all the fun and education that fits in this historic 14-acre building, living here and reporting his or her experience to the outside world. There will be plenty of time to explore the Museum and its exhibits after hours, with access to rarely seen nooks and crannies of this 77-year-old institution.
And miss Halloween? Perish the thought!
After the month is up, you walk out of there with a bundle of tech toys, $10,000 and a lifetime membership to the MSI, not that you'd probably ever need to go back. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, except we haven't seen anything about things like showers or conjugal visits. Though, admittedly, the prospect of getting busy at midnight in the middle of the model train display is a powerful draw.
You can apply here [.pdf] and keep in mind that just to be considered you have to create a 60-second video, complete a 500 word essay and send a headshot or photo, but since you're presumably on board with blogging and tweeting and posting videos of this whole thing, that should be no problem. However, you do have to take a drug test and there is no smoking on museum grounds, so consider any hopes of getting stoned inside their giant walk-through heart to be dashed.
We'd totally geek out on spending all night in the coal mine or sneak into the space capsules afterhours and play Astronaut, but that whole "stuck in one place for a full month aside from a couple Museum-related trips" thing could be rough. What would you do with a month in the MSI?