Holiday tradition returns to Museum of Science and Industry

Nadia Mendez and Ashley Ramirez


It’s hard to avoid the spirit of Christmas at the Museum!

Christmas Around the World returns to the Museum of Science and Industry just in time for the holidays. This annual tradition began in 1942, with a single tree decorated differently everyday for twelve days to represent the countries fighting beside America in World War II. This exhibit features what the museum calls a “Grand Tree” in the center, surrounded by forty smaller trees. Each tree represents a different country and is decorated to represents the countries holiday tradition. Each also includes a phrase that is equivalent to “Merry Christmas” in that specific country. “I think its a great idea. It’s educational and a fun holiday activity for families. They can come and take pictures, learn some new things and enjoy the snow every half hour,” said Morton East senior, Natalie Reyes, who visited the exhibit. The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is extended to close at 5:30 p.m. every weekend beginning the last weekend of November to the last weekend of December. The exhibit is free and the museums prices are $18 for adults and $11 for children. The museum does have an upcoming free day on Thursday, December 1