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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2008 photo by Urbanrules. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Chicago theater artist wins month-long museum stay

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2008 photo by Urbanrules. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, 2008 photo by Urbanrules. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

CHICAGO (AP) – A 24-year-old Chicago theater artist has won the chance to live at the Museum of Science and Industry for a month.

Officials announced Wednesday that Kate McGroarty beat out 1,500 other applicants to win the Month at the Museum competition.

McGroarty is a Minnesota native who lives on Chicago’s North Side. Museum officials says she wowed the judges with her curiosity, creative spirit and wit.

From Oct. 20 to Nov. 18, she’ll live at the museum 24 hours a day. She’ll have access to museum exhibits and sleeping quarters.

She’ll also receive $10,000 for interacting with visitors, and blogging, tweeting and posting videos about the experience.

The four other finalists will receive consolation packages and a $100 retailer gift card.

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