South lion at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Heather Paul / Flickr)

Leaders of both museums cited inflation and the higher cost of wages and benefits among the reasons for raising admission fees.

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The business of Chicago-based Model Builders Inc. is in the details – precision-crafting models and prototypes of all kinds since 1950. As Model Builders Inc.’s Jeff Harris puts it: “you’re convincing the person that’s looking at it that it’s the real thing, shrunk.”

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Despite the ingenuity the circus brought at one time, that’s since changed. That’s why the Museum of Science and Industry is saying goodbye to its collection in an upcoming auction. 

Shaqui Reed is a visual arts teacher for The Chicago High School for the Arts. (WTTW News)

An exhibit celebrating Black creativity is open from now until April 17 at the Museum of Science and Industry. 

Shedd Aquarium’s Wild Reef shark habitat exhibit. (Brenna Hernandez / Shedd Aquarium)

To coincide with the reopening of Chicago, a number of museums will stay open late on Friday for an after-hours experience.

The Museum of Science and Industry's "Marvel" exhibit will feature costumes, props and artwork. (Courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry)

Is your Spidey sense tingling? The Museum of Science and Industry has announced it will reopen the first week in March with a new exhibit to greet guests: "Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes."

The Museum of Science and Industry (WTTW News)

She’ll be the first woman and the first Black American to be president and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry when she starts her new job in January. Chevy Humphrey joins us in discussion.

Artists Arthur Wright, left, and Blake Lenoir speak with WTTW News about the Black Creativity exhibit.

Chicago artists talk about the long-term impact of the museum’s annual Black Creativity exhibit.

Today, taking a picture is as easy as a single click on a phone. But for many years, the process was much more intricate and time-consuming. Geoffrey Baer shines some light on the now largely forgotten event. 

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Ken Griffin has buildings, gallery wings and exhibitions named after him in Palm Beach, New York and Chicago. Now the local hedge fund billionaire’s latest gift of $125 million will put his name on an entire museum.

Richard Browning of Gravity Industries demonstrates his Jet Suit as he takes off from the steps of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. (Courtesy of MSI Chicago)

The exhibition “Wired to Wear” aims to lift the veil on clothing and accessories that can boost your health and wellness – or just express your creativity.

The Innovation Studio provides a creative space to inspire young inventors about future possibilities and opportunities in science, technology, engineering, art and medicine. (J.B. Spector / Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

For the 49th consecutive year, the Museum of Science of Industry hosts its Black Creativity program, a celebration of achievements by African-American artists and innovators. 

Autumn is not just pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking. Learn about the science behind the season with physicist Dr. Olivia Castellini.

With the end of the school year just weeks away, the Museum of Science and Industry is calling on Chicago’s “kid superheroes” to unite and defeat summer’s top villain: the “evil Dr. Brain Drain.”

They can play blackjack, dance and climb walls. The Museum of Science and Industry brings back its interactive exhibition – with a few new additions.

Rabiah Mayas returns to review some of the latest, breaking stories from the world of science.