MSI offers family passes on first day of school

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">Museum of Science and Industry &#40;MSI&#41; in Chicago, Illinois, is the only surviving building from the 1893 World Columbian Exposition shown on July 28, 1947. This building is known as the former Palace of Fine Arts and is a National Historic Landmark. &#40;AP Photo&#41;</span></div>
July 20, 2010 8:16:47 AM PDT
The Museum of Science And Industry is offering students in Chicago an incentive to go to school Tuesday.The museum is giving away free passes for every Chicago Public Schools student in grades K through 12 who attends the first day of class.

Each pass is good for up to three adult general admission tickets. They can be used until the end of the school year on June 18.

This is the third year for the program.

Last year, the museum distributed about 380,000 family passes to CPS students. More than 7,800 were redeemed.