This post was sponsored by MSI Chicago and Mode Media. All opinions are of my own.
Living my entire life in either Wisconsin or Indiana, I’ve been through Chicago quite a number of times – actually too many to count. But can you believe that yesterday was my first visit to MSI Chicago? Crazy, I know! I sure have been missing an awful lot throughout these years because MSI is definitely an awesome place to check out when visiting Chicago.
There are so many amazing things to see and do at MSI Chicago, one of the largest science museums in the world. In fact, the Robot Revolution just launched its World Premier there, which is supported by Google.org and is exclusive to MSI. Guests have the ability to interact and even play with rarely seen by the public robots from around the world. A robot climbs up and down a structure just outside of the exhibit to get people excited to see more. It’s actually pretty cool!
And just so you don’t miss this special Robot Revolution exhibit, there are huge banners across the museum.
The Robot Revolution exhibit itself has so much to offer for robot lovers of all ages. You not only have the chance to get up close and personal with the robots, but you’re able to learn about them too. I was intrigued by the Swarm Robots, which are sort of like ants.
My niece was able to operate a robotic claw. She thought it was the neatest thing in the world…
…Until we got to this station where you can place blocks into a claw and push the button to grip it and then release the button to drop it!
I was quite fond of this almost life-size humanoid type robot.
Then I turned a corner to see these break dancing robots and I couldn’t stop watching them. They had all of the right moves and were quite entertaining!
You’ll even find the RoboGarage where a technician fixes any broken robots. The RoboGarage is surrounded in glass so that you can get a peek inside and see how it’s all done – how fun!
Just outside of the RoboGarage is a really cool hands on experience where guests can actually make their own robots! We spent the most time in this area as it was a really fun experience.
Lil Man made one and got it to actually move around and it was so awesome. I think I might have a future robotics engineer on my hands!
I highly recommend a visit to MSI on your next trip to Chicago. My family had such a great time and I can’t believe that I waited so long to plan my first visit. You can plan your entire visit on the MSI Chicago website and if you live close enough, my cousin suggests the Household Membership because it pays for itself in less than two visits. Living just an hour and a half from Chicago, her family visits a few times each year.
The Museum of Science and Industry [www.msichicago.org], one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire the inventive genius in everyone and foster curiosity. Visit MSI (www.msichicago.org) on Facebook to learn more about MSI’s groundbreaking exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else and hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist.