Museum of Science and Industry
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 56%History Buffs
- 56%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (81)
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 19, 2014
The Museum of Science and Industry is the only building still standing from the 1893 World's Fair. Originally named the Palace of Fine Arts, it housed artwork, and was the only building to be made fireproof. After the fair, the original exterior plaster was replaced with limestone, fortifying the building and extending its life. While the exterior is no longer white, the museum is still an accurate representation of what visitors to the fair saw more than 120 years ago.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
The special exhibitions are what make the Museum of Science in industry. Otherwise, can feel a bit dated. Do your research ahead of time to make sure there is something you'd like to see.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 13, 2013
The last time I was here was probably more than 15 years ago, but it was still so much fun when I visited again just recently. There are so many exhibits that are interactive (shooting tennis balls across the room with basketball arcs, creating vortexes). There were also some pretty impressive exhibits on natural disasters, such as the four-story high tornado. Make sure to check out the miniatures of downtown Chicago, the giant pinball machine, and the baby chicks exhibit. Leave an hour or two to explore the U-505 exhibit. There's so much history to read about and code cracking and sub driving simulations to try out. This place is a lot of fun for kids, but it's also a place for adults to have fun and learn some things they have missed or forgotten from school.
- Museum of Science and IndustryAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 31, 2013
This is the museum where I am most likely to geek out. There are so many cool permanent exhibits like the one on storms (you can see how a tornado forms!) and the German submarine. I keep returning for the different contemporary exhibits, though. Last year, I went to see the Jim Henson exhibit, and I know this year it will be for the Chicago World's Fair exhibit...a fitting place for it since MSI's building is the only existing building left of Daniel Burnham's White City from that fair.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Aug 16, 2013
I really enjoy the Museum of Science and Industry. I think that adults without kids often overlook it but they really shouldn't. There's so much to see, do and learn, it makes a great date idea for your spouse your friends or your group.
They always have free days for residents of Illinois so check the website to see if you can coordinate with those days.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
One of the best science museums on the planet. What's really special about this place is the size. It's huge, with high ceilings and vast halls. In the halls are thing you usually see outdoors, like real train, and planes and automobiles, reinforcing the feeling that technology is amazing.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Sep 13, 2013
I don't know of anyone that won't agree with that. There's so much to do and so much to see. It's virtually all interactive from the fairy castle to the coal mine. It was one of my favorite places to go as a child, and since I've had my son, I've only wished that anything we've done would match up to it.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Aug 15, 2013
This is the coolest science museum ever. They have huge and awesome experiments / demonstrations for you to play with and look at, and the captured German U-boat on display is really cool as well.