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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
from US$19.95*
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
from US$19.95*
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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
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
+1 773-684-1414
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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent experience for the family. We took our grandkids ages 3 to 6 and everyone had a blast! Lots of interactive things for all ages and interests. Take the time to visit our great museums in Chicago! We've visited museums in every major city around...More

Thank mbkoval
Reviewed today via mobile

World class museum for adult and children. Highly recommended for the entire family. You will learn something new and old with each visit.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed today

The exhibits were so well organized and portrayed in a way that was accessible for everyone - both young and old. My teen son and husband spent over 2 hours in just the WWII and space exhibits. My 12-year-old and teen soon, and I spent...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed today via mobile

This was probably my favorite museum in Chicago because it had something for everyone and it so interactive. Both my 4 year old and I loved it equally. We spent 5 hours there and were not bored. They have a cafeteria that offers a wide...More

Thank mightygeo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots to see and do! Great for all ages! I would advise bringing your own lunch as food is quite expensive. The u-boat was well worth the tour!

Thank Aoife Ellen R
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our four kids ranging in ages from 3 to 12 and all of them had a blast. There were so many hands on exhibits to keep them interested. They especially enjoyed the Tesla Coil and Tornado exhibits and the Science behind Pixar. We...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My grandson and his cousins had a great time exploring new and previous events. A great time for all including his grandfather!

Thank hpughsley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of interactive stuff but you need a lot of time to do it all. Fun for all ages. Lots of add ons though that can add up.

Thank Aditya T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I guess if you are traveling with kids it's fine. But the technology is out of date. The IMAX theater was old and the movie felt old and dated to. The U. Boat was the only thing worth seeing

Thank ljj4pcj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had heard how awesome this museum is so visited for about 4 hours this week. Apart from the U-boat which like everything charged extra to enter, the museum is targeted mainly at kids. The museum is a throw-back to a pre-computer age. Gene editing,...More

Thank Phil J
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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
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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
Karla L
17 June 2018|
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Response from Randy F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but on the second floor, there is a section involving the human body.