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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 Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
+1 773-684-1414
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Reviewed yesterday

I had not been to the Museum in some time so was very enthused to check out the U-boat which did NOT disappoint. Walking through the sub was fascinating and kudos to the guide, Jasmine, who was clearly well informed and enjoyed giving the tour....More

Thank NNJ1204
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much to see! I can’t imagine how kind it would take to see everything . Interactive for all ages. Some exhibits are an up charge but more than enough to do and see without. Charge $3 an item for coat or bag check. We...More

Thank Bah715
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hello! Once here check the back of the Museum for great view,place to fish,and street parking by the buses park. There is a restroom as well. Save an hour to cross the street and enjoy the lake view. For first time visitors entrance is not...More

Thank boemiana
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Has plenty of underground parking space. Closes at 4 so make sure you get there early and book the U-boat submarine first (most popular tour) as soon as you get there!!!! We also booked the coal mine tour, Science of Pixar (extra cost but worth...More

Thank Chrcho11
Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent 6 hours there with my son! from getting into the aircraft to all the other exhibits. We only left when they were closing! I could not get my son to leave.

Thank CTMerebear
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the MoS&I! My suggestion, especially for first time visitors with kids, is to simply buy the basic admission. All the other add ons add up, but there are plenty of videos to watch and interactive parts in the basic...More

1  Thank Momof2dinoboys
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make sure you take the entire day because this place will consume you, the U 505 submarine, the Boeing 727, the amazing train room will blow your Mind !!! I just cannot say enough about this great space We went during a "free"day so be...More

1  Thank ladybrady007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum will definately appeal to ages 4-15. It’s very hands-on and interactive. Super boring for anyone older than 15 or if you’ve been lucky enough to visit the Smithsonian museums. Hard pass for anyone visiting Chicago without children. The architecture and beautiful surroundings of...More

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went and did this on my own my last day in Chicago, and I personally enjoyed it more so than anything else I did in the city. They have an area for SO many different topics. And a wide variety of interactive and engaging...More

Thank abnormalbay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a place! So much to see and do and very impressive exhibits. The highlight, without question, the U505 tour. If you do nothing else, do this. How the museum got this WWII submarine to Chicago and then underground intact is a marvel in...More

Thank NickB67
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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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21 September 2018|
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Response from E1200BMsusang | Reviewed this property |
We got the Chicago City Pass thru Costco. It gave us 4 places to visit for $74 which was a huge savings. We did pay extra for the Pixar exhibit when we arrived. Loved it and worth it! But if you buy ahead or buy there... More
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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