Chicago Date Idea #363 (Free date idea)

Take your date to the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s affordable and some days it’s even free!

A lot can be learned about your potential love interest on the way they interact with you and the exhibits. If you are looking for above average intellect and your date does not know the difference between “science” and “industry” you’ll find out fast here.

Another bonus about a museum date… if the two of you have nothing to talk about and there is not a “connection” you’ll feel less awkward being quiet here than over dinner or coffee. You can always discuss the exhibits.

I’m a little excited because they hae a new, cool exhibit from the Muppets!

“Get a rare peek into the imagination of Jim Henson—a brilliant innovator and the creator of Kermit, Big Bird and other beloved characters. This exhibition features 100 original artworks, including drawings, cartoons and storyboards that demonstrate Henson’s talent as a story teller. The exhibit also documents Henson’s process of “visual thinking” through renderings, photographs, documents, puppets and film.

View the iconic puppets created by Henson, television and movie props, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work, as well as original video productions and experimental films from Henson’s early career. You’ll also get an opportunity to express your own inventiveness through a series of fun and original hands-on activities.” -Museum website

The charge for the Muppets is $5- even on the free days.

Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry is free  to the public on various dates throughout the year. The museum is open Mon–Sat: 9:30am-4pm; Sun: 11am-4pm; Omnimax-only tickets on Free Days are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children. Normal prices apply for other features;

Free Days 2011:
January 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 31
February 1, 8, 14, 15, 22
June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
September 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
October 31

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