Enjoy Artificial Intelligence Themed Films During Star-Studded Evenings!

Star-Studded Evenings return on November 8! On Friday and Saturday nights from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., enjoy the observatory*, special workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace, and special Artificial Intelligence-themed films! 


In honor of traveling exhibit Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine, we’re showing some of the most famous AI films. Do you believe we’ll have robot overlords in the future? From The Matrix to I, Robot, see the different ways AI has been portrayed in Hollywood films during Star-Studded Evenings!


The Matrix

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. November 8 through November 23

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.


Short Circuit

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. November 29 through December 14

Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the reprogramming that awaits him back at the factory. With the help of a young woman, Number 5 tries to evade capture and convince his creator that he has truly become alive.


I, Robot 

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. December 20 through January 4

In 2035, techno-phobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity.


War Games

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. January 10 through February 1

High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation's nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III.


Avengers: Age of Ultron

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. February 7 through February 22

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.


Want to experience all the films and workshops during Star-studded evenings? Check out our membership plans to get unlimited general admission so you can enjoy all that the Science Center has to offer for an entire year!