Saturday, October 1, 2022

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Now Accepting Applications for Month at the Museum™ 2

MSI offers another chance for one person to live at MSI for 30 days and win $10,000!

CHICAGO, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –Month at the Museum is back … and it could be looking for you!

After the groundbreaking, original Month at the Museum experiment in fall 2010, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) is once again searching nationwide for a new roommate to live at the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere for 30 days this fall.

From Oct. 19 to Nov. 17, 2011, the winner will have full rein of the 14-acre Museum—experiencing everything MSI has to offer while soaking up science and interacting with Museum guests and fans online via a blog and social media. And, at the end of it all, he or she will take home a $10,000 prize and bragging rights for a lifetime.

Applications, due on July 22, 2011, include submittal of a 60-second video describing how the entrant would spend his or her month at MSI as well as a 500-word essay about why he or she is the best person for the job. Entrants must be 18 years or older and eligible to receive compensation in the United States. To apply, visit

“It was so much fun having our first Month at the Museum winner, Kate, at MSI last year, and since then, we have been inundated with requests to welcome another roommate,” said Rob Gallas, vice president and chief marketing officer for MSI. “We encourage all adventuresome people with a thirst for knowledge and new experiences to apply for this amazing opportunity.”

While the basic premise of the experiment will stay the same, there will be some additional experiences and surprises in store for the 2011 roommate. MSI is also asking fans to share their ideas for the month-long stay on Facebook and Twitter: What would they like to see the winner do while living at the Museum? “Like” MSI on and post suggestions. Or, on Twitter, follow MSI at and submit ideas by tweeting to @msichicago and using the hashtag #MATM2.

Month at the Museum 2 is sponsored by CB2, Best Buy and Geek Squad, Whole Foods and Sodexo.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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