Chicago Assemble! Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes Comes to the Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry reopens March 7 (with exclusive Member Days March 4-6) with a can’t-miss exhibition celebrating 80 years of the Marvel universe.

You need not be a hardcore comic book fan to geek out on this deep dive into Marvel history. Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes at the Museum of Science and Industry celebrates eight decades of storytelling through a showcase of more than 300 artifacts. 

Courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Get a close-up look at costumes and props from the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s blockbuster films alongside original artwork and comics displaying iconic characters and their development through the years and across mediums.

Courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Visitors can see how WandaVision characters Scarlett Witch and The Vision originated in the comics; size up Captain America’s shield and Dr. Strange’s cape; and honor Chadwick Boseman and his legacy with a look at Black Panther costumes and film stills. (Read our story about Boseman’s Black Panther co-star Danai Gurira.)

Courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry.

A must-see for pop culture enthusiasts, the exhibition, a collaboration between SC Exhibitions, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) and Marvel Themed Entertainment, is getting an extended run at MSI through Oct. 24.

For more information, visit msichicago.org


Brooke Geiger McDonald is the National Content Director of Make It Better Media Group. A Chicago native, she has worked for publications like O, The Oprah Magazine and SHAPE Magazine and her work has appeared in Parents, TravelPulse, Attractions Magazine, MSN, Disney Food Blog, and more. At home, she is outnumbered by her husband and two sons, and the four of them are certifiable Disney and Star Wars fanatics, always counting down the days to their next Disney vacation. Her favorite nonprofits to support include The Walt Disney Birthplace in Chicago and organizations focused on environmental conservation and combatting climate change, such as the Environmental Defense Fund and Shedd Aquarium. Follow her on Instagram @brookegmcdonald and Twitter @BrookeGMcDonald.