Museum of Science and Industry Chicago Launches Month At The Museum Experiment

$10,000 prize to winner who lives in Museum 24/7 for 30 days this fall

CHICAGO- Are YOU ready to eat and sleep science? Then the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, wants to hear from you.

The Museum today announced the Month at the Museum experiment, and the beginning of a nationwide search for an individual to live in the Museum 24/7 for 30 days this fall. This “curious, adventurous, outgoing” individual will be part of a unique experiment: living inside the Museum of Science and Industry from Oct. 20 to Nov. 18, 2010.

Month at the Museum “Cube” View 1 Up-close view of the winner’s room, filled with fun science toys. J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry

After the month is up, the winner will walk away with $10,000, a package of tech gadgets that helped to record the experience, an honorary lifetime membership to MSI, and, most importantly, a host of unique memories.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, ultimate hands-on learning experience,” said Rob Gallas, MSI’s vice president and chief marketing officer. “We hear so often from guests that a single visit here changed their lives. We’re curious to find out what spending an entire month here can do.

“The individual selected through our intensive judging process will have full run of the Museum and will be free to go places and do things nobody has done before, like sleep in the U-505 submarine or 727 jet, or maybe lay back in the human-sized hamster wheel,” Gallas said. “Then he or she will tell the world daily about the experiences through a blog and social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.”

Month at the Museum applicants must submit a 60-second video, a 5×7 photo, write a 500-word essay; complete a detailed application and mail all items to the Museum by Aug. 11, 2010. All entrants must be 18 years or older and meet all required criteria. Additional information and applications are available at the Month at the Museum website.

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