This museum makes science fun with interactive, educational exhibits that stretch the imagination. Spend time in a 13-foot ... More
Museum of Science and Industry
This museum makes science fun with interactive, educational exhibits that stretch the imagination. Spend time in a 13-foot heart as you learn about how yours works. Find out how technology has influenced history by stepping back in time on "Yesterday's Main Street." Watch action-packed films in the museum's giant-screen Omnimax Theatre or take a ride down a coal mine. And don't leave without picking up some great souvenirs at The Big Idea museum shop. Omnimax requires additional fee. Parking available in underground garage.
We loved the Museum of Science and Industry. It is well worth the time and cost. Even the kids stayed entertained. We were there when Body Worlds was there--simply awesome. I'll go back! Getting there is also easy--use CTA, ride the bus, emerge yourself in the culture.
About 64 years ago, I went with my mother to the Newhouse Hotel in Salt Lake City, UT.
Colleen Moore's doll house (fairy castle) was
on display. It is one of my earliest memories!
I saw the Castle again on September 30, 2006.
It was a surprise from my daughter. What a
sentimental journey for me. I would most certainly recommend it to anyone with a daughter, any age! The music, "Somewhere in Time" which played in the room, was indeed appropriate. Wish I had picked up the book
for sale at the Museum with the pictures of the castle to share with my great-granddaughter Hope the lighting is a trifle
better next time in order to see the detail a little clearer! It was wonderful!
This museum was somewhere we went every year, as a matter of fact my sister used to be a tour guide in the U5O5, when I was little. This is a place you plan to spend the entire day, although they have a place to buy food, you can also bring your own, so if your convenience is of your choosing. Its very family orientated, and very educational. So much in one day! whew! I miss going there, i will return soon. Lyn
I first went to this museum in the late 1960. On several occasions I went back. As a military member I traveled to many different places and at each I always found the local museum. None compared to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. I always told people about this museum. Last week I took my adult children and wife to see what I had been telling them about this museum. We could not have been more disappointed. Parking was no longer free, it now costs $12.00. Entrance fees are now $11.00 per person. And of course the exhibits we wanted to see also have a fee, such as the U-505, the coal mine, and of course the Leonardo da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius. I understand each city is/has been raising fees for such this as this museum. However, coming to Chicago from Fort Worth to visit and taking one day of my limited vacation just to see the this museum and pay over $67.00 and finding many of the exhibits down either for maintenance, upgrades, or just plain didn�t work is unacceptable. In the Plumbing exhibit the maintenance was so poor the wood was starting to rot from the leaks. If I had a plumber doing that kind to work I would have a law suit. At this time I will no longer say the museum is one of the greatest. In fact, I seriously doubt I ever will be back. I feel like I have been robbed and lost a day of my vacation.
I've been going to this museum for close to 40 years, since I went with my grade school classes. I have so many fond memories from those days and have enjoyed various traveling exhibits over the years. Now I get to watch my children's eye grow big as they build their own fond memories. I never really appreciated how amazing this museum is until I visited several other's in other states and countries.
The trick to avoiding lines is buying tickets ahead of time and getting there before they open! First thing Sunday morning is usually a snap to get in.
If you've never been, GO! If you haven't been in a while GO BACK!
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL is where you can find the biggest diamond....I hope it's still there. The last time I saw it was in the 80's. If not please let me know so that I won't waste my time looking for it the next time I visit Chicago. The Museum is a must see.
I loved every exhibit I saw. They were all so fun and interesting. I got to make a toy, watch chicks hatch, and learn about all of these other different things. The experience was amazing. There are tons of exciting facts to learn and exhibits to explore. I would definitely reccomend visiting the Museum of Science and Industry.
Nice place to go if you have a day to kill it will probably take you that long or longer to see every thing. I've been there twice and I still haven't seen every thing. If you're a science buff and you like history you'll be in hog heaven. I highly recommend you check this place out when in Chicago.
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