(Thirty) Nights at the Museum: New Contest From the Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is sponsoring a contest where one lucky winner will get unprecedented (unlimited?) access to the entire museum. The only catch? You have to agree to spend 30 days inside the museum, without leaving.
The contest is called Month at the Museum, and the details on how to apply are here. In addition to getting to see parts of the museum that most people will likely never gain access to, you’ll also get some tech gear (laptop and a camera), as well as $10,000 cash.
And a pretty great story to tell your kids.
You know what? I’m actually, seriously considering applying for this. I feel like I’ve got the social media and tech-savvy requirements down. I like documenting things with photographs, and have been running a daily blog for going on seven years now. I’ve got a strong writing background (and enjoy doing it). And best of all, it sounds fascinating to me.
There are so many aspects to consider and think about: the ever present crowds during the day, and the constant throng of people. Are the lights going to be on at night, or will I be walking around in the dark with a flashlight? Will I ever be officially alone alone, or will there always be someone around (ie security guards). What about showers and laundry and cooking? Is it cool if I take the submarine for a test drive?
What do you think – would you want to do something like this, given the chance? Is this an awesome contest, or do you shudder at the idea of being stuck inside a building for a month? Once in a lifetime experience, or too much of an endurance contest?