When something is invented, it's not the end of the story. It's the just beginning.
That's what Kathleen McCarthy, Director of Collections and Head Curator at the Museum of Science and Industry, hopes kids will take away from the museum's new anniversary exhibit 80 at 80.
80 at 80, which celebrates the museum's 80th birthday, gives visitors a glimpse into the museum's vast collection with 80 handpicked, rarely-seen items.
"We decided to focus on particular stories," McCarthy said.
"What we're about are the stories that technology enables. Technology is only as useful, important and impactful as the lives it touches."
80 at 80 is included in admission to the museum and runs through Feb. 2, 2014.You might also like:
Get inside Paul Bunyan's head. Literally.
The museum has pulled the lumberjack away from the wall so visitors can see how the giant was originally constructed (the model on display is a reproduction).
"It's amazing to see he's styrofoam. We hope kids get excited to see its familiar materials put together to make something unexpected," McCarthy said.