Passport to Discovery

The College of Science and College of Technology Alumni Boards invite you and your family to: 

Alumni Day at the Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, Illinois 

Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m  

Pioneer ZephyrYour Passport to Discovery awaits you, come aboard and explore the world of science!  Guests will have the opportunity to discover and learn through exhibits such as Science Storms, All Aboard the Silver Streak: Pioneer Zephyr, The Art of the Bicycle, YOU! The Experience, Petroleum Planet, plus much more!  The museum is one of the largest science museums in the world.  Full list of exhibits.

Any alumni and friend of the College of Science and College of Technology may attend along with any guest/s they wish to bring. 


Schedule for the day:

(Central Time)

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Check-In at the College of Science registration table. Admission ticket pick up location.Table located in the entry hall in front of the Pioneer Zephyr Train.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • College of Science and College of Technology Ice Cream Social
  • Come create your own sundae at the Finnigan’s Sundae Bar (non-sweet options will also be served)
  • Learn about science with hands-on activities and mini experiment tables.
  • A good time to mix and mingle with other College of Science alumni and friends.
  • Activity is included in your general admission ticket price.
  • Located in the Columbian Room

5:30 p.m.

Museum Closes


Reservation and ticket information: RSVP by July 19. 
To reserve your tickets click HERE to register online. 

Questions: College of Science 765-494-1857 or email. Please let us know of special needs. 

Discounted Ticket Prices:

$12.75 Adult (ages 12-64)
$8.50 Child (ages 3-11)
$8.50 Senior (age 65+)
Museum Members: Admission free to members
Note:  Payments can be made in cash or check only.


Wear your Purdue Black & Gold Attire for Prize Drawing!

Two Grand Prizes:

Dean Jeff Roberts is giving up his two 50 yard line football tickets to two games for the 2013 football season.

2nd Prize:

College of Science Gift Basket 


StampsAdditional Information:


 Underground garage available.
$20.00 per vehicle.
Additional parking information.
Museum Members: free or discounted parking available. 

Special Exhibit Tickets:

 The Museum offers special exhibit tickets such as: Animals Inside Out, Smart Home: Green + Wired, Omnimax , U-505 Submarine.
To learn more OR purchase special exhibit tickets, please visit museum site.
To charge by phone, call the Museum at (773) 684-1414. Please Note: Animals Inside Out sells out quickly. 

ZephyrDining Information: 

The Museum has The Brain Food Court Open from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
More dining information


The Museum is located in Hyde Park just minutes away from downtown Chicago and steps away from Lake Michigan.
Information on driving, bus, taxi, train

Staying the night? 

Local hotel information and rates.


Museum offers services for strollers, wheelchairs, elevators, Coat Check, plus much more.
Full information.
Museum Map.


We are happy to help answer any questions you might have:
Please call the College of Science at 765-494-1857 or send an email.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Alumni Day event!