Kenneth C. Griffin’s Multi-Million Dollar Donation Results in Renaming of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is undergoing a rebranding in honor of a significant donation, which includes a new logo and name. This change comes five years after a $125 million donation and is expected to bring fresh exhibits and a new look to the museum.

Originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the Columbia World’s Exposition of 1893, the museum has a rich history. Julius Rosenwald invested millions to preserve the building, which has since transformed into a welcoming and inviting space. The museum will now be known as the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry, named after the founder of Citadel hedge fund and one of the wealthiest individuals in the world.

While some have expressed mixed reactions on social media about the new name not aligning with Julius Rosenwald’s original mission, others believe that it is an essential step towards securing its future and enabling it to create new exhibits like renovating Henry Crown Space Center and hosting SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft. To celebrate this new chapter in its history, visitors can enjoy free admission on Sunday as they witness this exciting rebranding event at Griffin MSI.

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