Friday, July 16, 2010

Coolest contest EVER


Did you read the book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a kid?  It's about a girl who runs away from home with her brother and goes to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  It's a wonderful book, I read it about 30 times, and ever since then I have fantasized about living in a museum.



Well, now is my chance (and yours) because the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is having a contest to find some incredibly lucky someone to live in the museum for a month.  That's 24-7, eating, sleeping, bathing (I wonder about that last one) in the amazing Museum of Science and Industry for one whole month!!!


Did I mention that they have a giant incubator of hatching eggs and baby chicks?  Or the Apollo 8 spaceship?  No?  Well, they do.


Could only be awesomer if it was The Met, just like in the book.

images here, here, I can't remember where and here.

10 comments:

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow, that's so awesome! I love this musuem - I think it's my favorite in all of Chicago! But living there...well that would be so weird for me. But I can imagine how much potential fun one could have!

Meghan said...

Wait, WHAT??? Umm, I would totally consider doing this! Its my favorite museum here in the city!

abigail said...

I'm tempted to enter too. It would be amazing.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love museums and miss them SO SOOOOOOO MUCH!

Paige said...

that is still one of my favorite books ever!

owl and peacock : melina said...

Ohmygod, I'm totally going to enter!

Tayler said...

I was exactly like you, read the book a BILLION times. SO AWESOME. I'm going to repost on my blog via you. Sooo cool!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I never read that book as a child but now I am very interested! What a cool contest. I can imagine it would be amazing to have an entire museum all to yourself to live in!

Brandi said...

I just wish I had a reason to live in Chicago. And a Science and Industry museum sounds like so much fun too!!

Meredith said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like the greatest thing ever!! I LOVED that book, only I had forgotten about it and when I read this post, oh the memories that came flooding back!

I got to stay in the Museum of Science in Boston for a night as a kid? Does that count as something?