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Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

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Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago
IL
60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414

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Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

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    What a great museum! Growing up in Chicago, I've been been here more times than I can count, but it never disappoints. They bring in some really interesting exhibits and their permanent collection is fantastic as well.

    I've also attended a few special events here. I attended one of their White City tours. We listened to a lecture on the the fairgrounds and then toured around the outside of the museum, all while learning how the area was constructed and set up in 1893.

    Parking can be super pricey if you park in their garages, but my group has...Read More

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    Check out this museum and you'll never get bored. I only have two issues with this museum: I wish it was cheaper (often an issue with any museum) and I wish I had more time to experience all the amazing things they have.
    They have done a great job creating permanent exhibits, and their current exhibitions are so well done. If you've never been, or its been a long time, I'd suggest you just pay the general admission to see all the fantastic things they have all the time. They have a nice variety of exhibits for all ages, including an area that is...Read More

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    We had tickets for 3 tours.

    - Disney treasures: Not great, except for the workshop in which they show you how to draw Mickey Mouse. Me, having sucked at drawing forever, was able to draw something that you would say could be Mickey Mouse. So excellent results.
    - Something else I don't remember because it was full of kids so we decided to get out. Not a problem with the Museum of course, you get into something for kids and that's what they have there.
    - The U-Boat. That's a German submarine the US captured during WWII that they moved to the museum...Read More

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    Huge place.

    If it will be your first time, I recommend to take advantage of their daily tour at 11am, 12pm and 1pm...(check with the front desk, time may change)

    Any ages can enjoy this place.

    I love going this museum during the holiday to see fun trees. They have international tree from different countries..2013 they have Charles brown special.

    Also, visited their recent (April 2014) Walt Disney Exhibit. I actually enjoyed it. Good history information of the Disney and they had fun drawing section toward to the end..so I draw two characters...Read More

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    I've visited museums all over the world and nothing compares to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, my home town. It's enormous, fascinating, state of the art and packed with exhibits you'll remember for the rest of your life. I've been coming back for more than 60 years and it's still fun and exciting.

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by Betsy Thompson

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What a great museum! Growing up in Chicago, I've been been here more times than I can count, but it never disappoints. They bring in some really interesting exhibits and their permanent collection is fantastic as well.

I've also attended a few special events here. I attended one of their White City tours. We listened to a lecture on the the fairgrounds and then toured around the outside of the museum, all while learning how the area was constructed and set up in 1893.

Parking can be super pricey if you park in their garages, but my group has always been lucky enough to find parking on the nearby streets. It's much cheaper and not that much farther of a walk.

by B Hutchison

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Check out this museum and you'll never get bored. I only have two issues with this museum: I wish it was cheaper (often an issue with any museum) and I wish I had more time to experience all the amazing things they have.
They have done a great job creating permanent exhibits, and their current exhibitions are so well done. If you've never been, or its been a long time, I'd suggest you just pay the general admission to see all the fantastic things they have all the time. They have a nice variety of exhibits for all ages, including an area that is perfect for kids pre-school - 3rd, but toddlers can enjoy many parts of it with assistant from an adult. I would highly suggest this for a family day outing.
Then go back to see the current exhibitions later - see what's coming so you can pick and choose. It can be overwhelming to try to do it all in one day, especially with kids. It can also get pricey to do it all, but in the end it is all worth it.

by Carlos Fernández

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We had tickets for 3 tours.

- Disney treasures: Not great, except for the workshop in which they show you how to draw Mickey Mouse. Me, having sucked at drawing forever, was able to draw something that you would say could be Mickey Mouse. So excellent results.
- Something else I don't remember because it was full of kids so we decided to get out. Not a problem with the Museum of course, you get into something for kids and that's what they have there.
- The U-Boat. That's a German submarine the US captured during WWII that they moved to the museum for exhibition. Not a replica but the real thing, and you get to visit it. This alone was well worth the price of the trip.

Rest of the museum: Fun. We didn't see anything that we couldn't have seen anywhere else, but still worth the visit.

by Grace Chung

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Huge place.

If it will be your first time, I recommend to take advantage of their daily tour at 11am, 12pm and 1pm...(check with the front desk, time may change)

Any ages can enjoy this place.

I love going this museum during the holiday to see fun trees. They have international tree from different countries..2013 they have Charles brown special.

Also, visited their recent (April 2014) Walt Disney Exhibit. I actually enjoyed it. Good history information of the Disney and they had fun drawing section toward to the end..so I draw two characters of Disney guided by Disney artiest who works int the actual Disney studio. fun fun..

Kids will love train, airplane...and touch/feeling area of second floor.

but any floors you visit are full of fun and informative.

Enjoy it!

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