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Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
+1 773-684-1414
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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; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. No way! You get involved in the fun—and learn—by doing. Just a few miles from downtown with convenient underground parking.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
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"weather exhibit"
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Reviewed today

A very great place to visit with children. The interactive exhibits gave my children an immersive experience. The food court was pricey, but that's to be expected in tourist attractions. There are several add-on options that you may want to visit within the museum, so...More

Thank Luthor228
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Reviewed today via mobile

The environment might seem overwhelming as there is a lot to do, but it’s best to make a list and prioritize because there is too much for one day. The 3D printing experience was especially fun and educational but the toy is fairly small to...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

One day is not enough to see everything here—especially loved the idea factory for our two year old—never knew it was there! Must see for Chicago visitors.

Thank Claire H
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit every time we come to Chicago. Great special events and exceptional exhibits. There is something for everyone here. It is a large facility with many things to do so be sure to allow enough time for your visit. I have been here three...More

Thank Patti E
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Reviewed yesterday

Other than the two centerpieces of this museum (the coal mine and the captured German submarine), much of this museum is better for the kids. The sub is fascinating, as is the story that goes with it.

Thank bnwilensky
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is totally hands-on and contains enough displays that you can stay for an entire day. The food court and gift shop were good experiences as well.

Thank sandycolautti
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to dozens of museums before, but none can compare to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There are hundreds of interactive exhibits to explore, multiple special attractions that need extra tickets, and it's easy to spend all day at this museum....More

Thank NomadicHawkeye
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So many reviews talk about this being great for kids but I found it to be terrific for adults as well. I went with a friend and the two of us had a great time (it was her second trip to this museum). The U-505...More

Thank Joanav123
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is fantastic! Myself and my 15 year old, we got to the museum at 11am and did not leave until 4pm. They have some awesome exhibits and hands on things to do. I also loved that they allowed you to bring in your...More

Thank Bevareux
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a fun and interesting museum to visit. The interactive exhibits are great for all ages. I went around noon and the lines were pretty long.almost 45 minutes to get my ticket but l noticed shorter lines at 3 when I left.

Thank 4janumar
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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
...More
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mary3216
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
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Karla L
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Response from lalnat | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs yes - didn’t see scooters
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24 April 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.
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