Museum of Science and Industry
About the Museum
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.
Incredible, there are so many interactive exhibits and facilities. Be prepared to spend a little however, there are many tours and gifts around. It would definitely take mire than a day to learn from all the exhibits. And some are often changed. I enjoyed my visit and would go again
The robots exhibit was awesome! Chicago miniature model also was spectacular. There is kids playing area that's entertaining for 6mo to 6 yr old. It was easy using Costco Go Pass. Definitely recommend with a discounted ticket. Not so much fun for teens though.
Definitely worth the time and cost, but plan for at least 4-5 hours there minimum. Also a better value if you buy the city pass for Chicago that includes admission to this. Its worth parking in the ramp and paying the 25.00 over street parking several blocks away , especially if you plan to come out once its dark. That area can get a little sketchy after dark, but you are fine parking in the ramp which has security. We went during Christmas and saw Christmas around the world.. definitely worth it.
This place is amazing and one of my childhood Chicago favorites. I love going to see the super old stuff housed here The new displays really don't do it for me. They're more spectacle than industry or science. Bring lots of money The museum charges for everything period but they can provide everything. Almost always busy around the holidays never go on a holiday go on like at Wednesday in March Almost nobody is there and you have the whole place to yourself it's super awesome. Has a super sweet underground parking garage
This place has a U-boat, what are you waiting for? Rahm Emanuel captured it from the Nazis but wouldn't let its crew write their families, which is a violation of the Geneva Convention. It's a good thing we won that war or history would be pretty unkind to us. Also I thought the tour guide was flirting with me but she was probably just really into submarines. I'll never forgiven myself for not making sure.