'Marvel: Universe Of Super Heroes' Exhibition Coming To Museum Of Science And Industry This Fall

WBBM Newsradio Staff
February 26, 2020 - 11:10 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Get ready Marvel fans, because the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Spider-Man and more are coming to Chicago this fall.

The Museum of Science and Industry announced Wednesday its newest special exhibition, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, opening Oct. 8.

The interactive exhibition celebrates more than 80 years of the Marvel Universe and features more than 300 artifacts including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props and original art. Once inside, guests will be able to follow the story of Marvel and its impact on pop culture.

Dr. Strange Mirror Room at Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit
Christine Mitchell

“We are excited to bring this exhibition to MSI because we believe Marvel’s message resonates with so many of our guests and connects with our own mission,” said Anne Rashford, MSI’s director of special exhibitions and business partnerships, in a statement.“The comics and movies encourage us to find our inner strengths to make the world a better place, and as an institution we strive for our guests to realize their full potential so they can solve the challenges of today and in the future.”

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes will allow guests to explore concept sketches, props, and costumes from Marvel Studios blockbusters like “Captain Marvel”and “Guardians of the Galaxy”; take photos next to life-size representations of favorite Marvel characters including Black Panther, Spider-Man, and the Hulk; test the capabilities of the Iron Man armor inside Tony Stark’s lab with an augmented reality experience; and view original art from some of Marvel’s most notable comics from the past eight decades, including the very first Marvel comic.

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry

Plus, the exhibit not only brings you through the story of Marvel, but traces how Marvel stories have responded to historical events and addressed wider issues such as gender, race and disabilities while honoring pioneering creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, "whose imagination made Marvel into the endlessly expansive fictional universe we know today," the museum wrote in a statement.

At Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which runs from Feb. 28-March 1, attendees can receive a sneak peak of the Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes exhibition at the museum's booth, as well as have a chance to win prizes and strike their best Super Hero landing pose in a photo with Spider-Man. C2E2 attendees will also be able to purchase presale tickets to the exhibition.