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Museum of Science and Industry

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Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
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The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
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My son and I visited the Museum of Science and Industry and it was incredible! The museum was huge and all the exhibits were fantastic. They had many hands-on exhibits that were both fun and educational. Among the many interesting exhibits are: an actual World...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed yesterday

Is not exactly the same, but I would say is almost as good as the Smithsonian in Washington, although a big museum with many things to see, the Smithsonian complex is a lot bigger. Notwithstanding, I really enjoyed the Christmas all over the world exhibit,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 59alexanderf
Reviewed yesterday

It's fun. I don't think you can go over and over, like to our other favorite Chicago museums, but that's just me. When they have a great traveling exhibit, it's definitely worth it to go. And, if you had a membership, I could see taking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EPB30
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for any kid ages 4+ I would say. The submarine is a MUST SEE. So many great exhibits. The IMAX is usually showing something amazing. Kids LOVE IT. And Parking is convenient, underneath the museum. Ohh and don't forget the Ice Cream Parlor.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JungleNick
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place. So much to do and see, if you want to see everything you need to spend the whole day (or two if you have time). The submarine is a must see, there are lots of helpful staff that are more than willing to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HelenJB18
Reviewed 5 days ago

The numerous trees from multiple countries are beautiful and great information is given about each one. We also visited several of the permanent displays in the museum, and they were great! Easy parking underground, good food in the Brain cafeteria!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent entire day here and didn't experience all we wanted to see. U-505 submarine is a "must see" exhibit and the on-board tour is very interesting for both kids and adults. Lunch break at museum cafeteria was a welcome rest break and food was varied,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank UberDad
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have to see the Christmas Trees decorated just special and it brings back memories. You could spend two days in the Museum and not see everything.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank joanne1872
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just went with my sister and nephew. None of us had been to MSI in decades. We loved it! The holiday trees from around the world were interesting. We loved the exhibit for the German submarine. It is well done and informative. We didn't get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys grew up with day trips to this Museum and I always considered it such a blessing. Many mom and stroller trips to pass the winter days with the older ones on a out of school day. I think to this day it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Nearby
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
...More
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FellowTraveler55995
10 December 2018|
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Response from wendyf392 | Reviewed this property |
I bought the Chicago city pass that was good for 9 days but it included many sites to see. I bought the day of on line so I didn't have to worry about missing out on anything.
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KerryB2368
21 September 2018|
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Response from clairehs1974 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I bought our tickets in advance online and saved money. Plus, when you walk in, you bypass all the lines and just show your tickets on your phone. Sundays are free admission in September so be aware of that...whether... More
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mary3216
12 July 2018|
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Response from Hikestick | Reviewed this property |
As with many other museums, special shows, particularly traveling exhibits may be funded through special event ticketing. The pass included a couple of "permanent" exihibit tours or shows we chose at check-in from a list... More
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