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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
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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
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
+1 773-684-1414
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank Cindy S
Reviewed yesterday

Loved the coal mining experience! The Pixar exhibit is very much worth visiting too! This is a great place to go when it is a cold day in Chicago.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeoT
Reviewed yesterday

Myself, my wife, my five-year-old, and my two-year-old were all thoroughly entertained during our last visit here. Highly recommended for families & a great activity to do with the weather outside isn't good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BoCoMo3
Reviewed yesterday

One of my favorite museums anywhere! This place has it all--science exhibits, a real submarine, airplanes, weather exhibits, hands-on activities, an IMAX theater, a large-sized miniature train set, a coal mine and so much more. I have been here several times already but always find...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GARuss
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular new exhibits, journey into space, Christmas trees from around the world and more Great for all

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank travels5065
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our kids are all 12 and older, so I think we will get good use from it. Yesterday, we enjoyed the Pixar exhibit and once again the U505 tour. We can't wait to return. It's decorated very nicely for Christmas.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AngieAvers
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our family-all 11 of us-2 grandparents, 2 sets of parents and 5 kids/grandkids-headed to the Museum first thing in the morning to arrive at the time the doors opened (per the advise of another TA reviewer. This was great advise-even though it was a saturday...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MRO557
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most interesting, educational and entertaining places to go while in Chocago. My first visit was when o was in eighth grade and it has never failed in its presentation of science and modern day achievements of our country and world.. Truly a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 4569jerry
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having been in the gigantic German Museum of Sience and Industry / Munich for several times I did not expect to be able to visit 80% of the displays in one day. But, due to the smaller size and excellent organization, we did see most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Markus T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Huge museum, one needs to spend whole day to see everything. With lots of information, amazing exhibitions and funny ways to learn about science. Great place for children and kids. Museum also has gift shop, which is a bit overpriced. They also have several additional...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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9 December 2018|
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Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the ticket office but you can buy tickets the night before and still get the on line discount as that is what we did.
20 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
11 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