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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Chicago

Categories: Science Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 7,000 reviews on the web
Indulge your passion for the scientific world at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The complex boasts more than 800 exhibits--many of them interactive--representing diverse subjects, such as energy, environment, transportation, and space. Travel under the earth into the museum's exact replica of a 1933 Illinois coal mine, or head to the transportation wing to view a World War II German U-505 submarine and a replica of the first plane used by the Wright Brothers. Don’t miss the Apollo 8 aircraft that carried the first humans to orbit the moon and a retired United 727. Ask at the entrance about the always-fascinating temporary exhibits (additional fee). Check online in advance for a CityPass or Go Chicago card, each offering discounts for several other Chicago attractions, including this one. Popular tours sell out, so consider buying tickets in advance. To visit Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and get the most from your holiday in Chicago, create itinerary details personal to you using our Chicago trip builder.
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  • This museum is filled with amazing exhibits many of which are interactive for various ages. We did the U505 submarine tour which was awesome and very engaging. 
  • C is rather irrelevant, no one in the family to enjoyed this visit but if you have time to waste...
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  • This museum is one where every member of your family can take an active part in the displays. It really makes learning a fun experience. 
  • This is a Big city science museum and it is expensive but worth it. We took our 3 grandkids and everyone had a great time. Large convenient parking garage. Lots of corporate sponsorships provide the funding for some world class exhibits. I have been to lots of science museums and this one is my favorite. Their website tells you everything you need to know. The only disappointment was the older dome type IMAX theatre was way too dim for the great film.
  • I must 1st say my tickets were free from the MSI. I am a freelance journalist, but my views of the location are mine and mine alone. We went on Saturday my partner Rick and I are both 51. . We had a great day. #1 Parking I would say try to park else-ware or take public transportation. Parking was 22.00 #2 The U505 Submarine was amazing. #3 The Lego exhibition is really for kids, but we liked the more detailed items. #4 I loved the Fairy Tale Castle. I had heard about it but it was more amazing then I would have thought. #5 The maps on the walls need to be updated some things on the maps did not exist anymore. #6 Food was expensive. We had a piece of pizza, a 1/2 sandwich 2 drinks 28.00 #7 They have a lot of bathrooms, This is good if your older or have small children. All in all we had a fun day and enjoyed ourselves.
  • Several members of the staff here are extremely RUDE but there are some that are friendly. This place is pretty awesome. Get there as early as you can because it takes most the day. We did U-505 onboard tour. It was one of a kind experience! The fairytale Castle is pretty cool. YOU the experience was my top second favorite at the museum. They also have a food court here, and the food was fairly good.
  • Wow! This has got to be one of the best museums in the country hands down. There is so much to see and do here that my wife and I along with our 18 month old spent 2 days here and we didn't even finish seeing everything! There are so many interactive activities that are actually fun and live demonstrations that are just out of this world. I really enjoyed seeing the German U-505 submarine. And when I say that sub is huge I mean it is HUUUUUGE. I highly recommend that anyone and everyone come here and plan on an all day event... or two.
  • AMAZING museum! I love all the interactive activities! My boyfriend and I had a blast and we are 24! Kids and 24 year old engineers can both enjoy this museum! We'll be back because we didn't have enough time to see it all.
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