Expand Your Mind
Learn more about our working behavioral science lab and interactive discovery center in downtown Chicago.
Mindworks is a working laboratory and interactive discovery center that welcomes the public to participate in—and learn about—behavioral science research, findings, and real-world applications.
We have two primary goals: to increase the number and diversity of participants in research studies, and to show people how insights from behavioral science can help them understand and improve their lives.
Mindworks only works with your participation. Every new participant helps test our research hypotheses and contributes to paving new pathways for future studies, each designed to expand the frontiers of knowledge.
Mindworks and WBEZ Present: Science Friday Live in Chicago
Popular NPR show Science Friday recently recorded a live episode in Chicago co-sponsored by Mindworks and WBEZ. The University of Chicago's Linda Waite joined to explore the health and psychological benefits of social connection for seniors, and Viorica Marian (Northwestern) shared the cognitive and social benefits of speaking multiple languages.Mindworks and WBEZ Present: Science Friday Live in Chicago
WGN'S AROUND TOWN VISITS MINDWORKS
WGN Morning News broadcast their Around Town segment live from Mindworks. Host Ana Belaval explored the discovery center's interactive exhibits and exciting research opportunities. Watch now >>WGN'S AROUND TOWN VISITS MINDWORKS
MINDWORKS WINS AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
Mindworks received the first-ever Lerch Bates People's Choice Award recognizing design excellence in the Chicago area. Learn about these prestigious awards and the outstanding professionals who earned them.
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MINDWORKS FEATURED ON FOX 32'S "GOOD DAY CHICAGO"
On August 17, Fox 32's "Good Day Chicago" broadcast live from Mindworks. Watch host Tim McGill and Mindworks Director Jasmine Kwong explore the interactive exhibits at this one-of-a-kind lab and discovery center.
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MINDWORKS CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY
In July, Mindworks celebrated its first birthday in Chicago with live music, prize giveaways, a special pop-up exhibit, and more.
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