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- 98%Family Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 56%History Buffs
- 56%Art & Design Lovers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
User Reviews (81 Reviews)
- 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 IndustryAug 23, 2013
Wow! This place is Amazing. Great for kids, little ones and older. Don't miss it! you can spend there the entire day. They even have toddler zone. You can learn about so many different things from tsunami waves to farming and technology.
- 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 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.
- Museum of Science and IndustryMay 28, 2013
Very popular museum,easily spend the whole day there. It is a little removed from other museums and is in an area you do not want to take local transportation to. Drive to it by taking lake shore drive, while there you can check out Hyde Park neighborhood (University of Chicago)
- Museum of Science and IndustryMar 19, 2013
By far the best science museum I've been too, including the LA Science Center and the Goldengate Park NSF center. So many interactive exhibits. My favorites are the giant tornado tunnel, real WWII submarine, and interactive media exhibit. Not sure if you can cover all the exhibits in one day. I'm amazed that none of them were boring.