The Greater Chicago Botball Tournament will take place on April 10, 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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Event Date: 
Apr 10 2016
Event Location: 
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Event Schedule: 

8:00 AM - Registration / Open Practice
10:00 AM - Seeding Rounds Begin
~1:00 PM - Lunch Break
~2:00 PM - Double Elimination Rounds Begin
~5:30 PM - Awards Presentation Begins

~These times are approximate.

Event Directions: 

For directions to the Museum click here

Event Parking: 

Museum parking is available for $22 in the underground lot. East of the museum, there is metered parking available from the Chicago Park District. If you choose to park in the east lot, please note that the east entrance is no longer open and that you will have to walk around to the main entrance on the west side of the building. There is also metered and limited free parking available on the nearby side streets. The museum is served by several CTA buses and is a short walk from the Metra station.

Event Notes: 
Museum Entry

Botball teams and their guests will enjoy free admission on Sunday, April 10th. We will not be taking names in advance this year; instead, you will register with your team’s name and/or number at the Botball Registration Table. ALL team members and guests arriving during their designated time will receive a wristband for entry.

Team Entry

The ONLY entrance that may be used is the main front entrance, accessible from street level and the garage. Please note, no entry will be permitted via the west entrance. After entering the museum's main entrance, teams must stop at the Botball table in Entry Hall before entering the main museum (you will be arriving before the museum is open to the public). There will be guides stationed inside the museum to direct teams to the tournament site. All teams are expected to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00am. Please call 312.841.7836 if your team is running late.

Guest Entry

Beginning at 9:30 am, guests should go to the Botball table in Entry Hall to check in and receive their admission wristbands. The table will only be in place until 11:00am. Any guests arriving after that time will need to pay the full Museum entry fee to enter the museum.