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Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago

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2.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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  • We went to the museum specifically for the Johnny Carson exhibit. It was small, but very enjoyable. Seeing pictures of young Johnny Carson and the actual cue cards were cool to see. I definitely enjoy...  read more »
  • Some friends and I, all Chicago natives, visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications today. This museum started in the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan and Randolph years ago but now has its own...  read more »
  • We got our tickets on Groupon, which let us get two for the price of one, so for $12 it was a great value. It looks us at least a couple of hours to go through. It was great to see information about f...  read more »
  • Excellent museum , especially if you love the broadcast industry. A lot of artifacts that are historically significant . The television floor has a lot more artifacts than the radio floor which is a shame , not a disappointment but really , an opportunity
  • The exhibit took me back to my childhood, brought back memories I had long since forgotten. It's great, especially if you're from Chicago.
  • This place is awful. Far too expensive. There is barely anything to see on the two floors here, most of it is just plaques with short text snippets that could easily be read on the internet. There's some looped videos which are very short and not particularly interesting. Really not worth the admission fee. All the people who gave this place a good review were attending parties and special events.
  • Wow it's a large space with four floors...very modern style of architecture to the place. great views out the windows -- quite near panoramic. They have events here too - which is a great use of the space as well. I went for the LunaFest for the first time recently -- they had seating, coat check. 5 food stations along with 2 drink stations plus a dj area ...oh and also a photo booth area as well. Then they had around 200 chairs for the seating, so you can imagine how large the space was. And they have huge projector for their films and such. It was fascinating! Very fancy yet had the feel of comfortableness. I hope to go again just so i can explore more!
  • I love this museum. As someone who studied communications in college and loves pop culture, this museum is awesome! It is well-curated, colorful and tells the story of radio and TV history with interactive exhibits and great artifacts. The "I Love Lucy" section is great, and I love the TV timeline that spans and entire floor. You can see a news studio in action and learn while having fun!
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