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Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
+1 773-684-1414
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The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see. You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; tour a fully functioning eco-friendly home; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more! MSI is not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. No way! You get involved in the fun—and learn—by doing. Just a few miles from downtown with convenient underground parking.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
+1 773-684-1414
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went to the museum with my 14 year old daughter, and we had a great time. As soon as we entered the museum after buying tickets, a staff member came over and recommended the best exhibits. This proved useful for our trip. The museum...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see for everyone. But make sure you plan enough time as it is an all day experience. So much to see! Don’t miss the coal mine tour and the tour of the Uboat. There is an extra fee but you can get a...More

Thank Goldlitt
Reviewed yesterday

we took a tour on the U-505 German Submarine! it is the actual sub and not a replica! Sooooo cool to see and be on a Sub that others have been on and to listen to audio on what it was like at that time....More

Thank loyloy7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Museum of Science and Industry has so many intriguing and engaging exhibits for all ages. We were really impressed with the quality and detail. Takes at least at least a day or two to get through; even more if I’d imagine if you like...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museum of Science and Industry is a huge place so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. It is going to take you a couple of days to see the whole thing if you stop and read all of the displays. My wife...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to bring your family. Like most family-friendly places in Chicago it can be pricey. There is an initial entry fee and some of the exhibits charge an additional fee. It is a fun place and an educational adventure for children....More

Thank 762lydian
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most hands on and comprehensive museums anywhere. The displays are constantly being updated as is the info. You can easily spend the day there and never become bored. Kids are fascinated when you take them there as well

Thank KateyOB
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit this museum every year. And every year, we look for the Hatchery, Prenatal Development, Mirror Maze and the Fairy Castle. Every year, we look for something new. Every year, we are astounded at something we'd missed previously or something that has recently been...More

Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have a membership because it's so hard to see everything in one day! We've been going here regularly since the kids were little, and now that they're teens, they still love it.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This time at the museum we took the coal mine tour and the WOW tour. I believe the tours really make a difference in the amount of learning we do while at the museum. The WOW tour helped us decide where to focus our time...More

Thank Andrea C
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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2 January 2018|
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Response from BartlettDan | Reviewed this property |
I bought tickets ahead of time in their website. I would strongly suggest doing so. As long as you have a ticket in-hand you should be able to leave and come back in all day. However, if you choose to park in the... More
Madeline R
28 September 2017|
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Response from dlevitan | Reviewed this property |
City bus is OK but an Uber or Lyft is convenient and reasonable.
Madeline R
28 September 2017|
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Response from CubFan1948 | Reviewed this property |
I will agree with others, public transportation is not the safest way to go. Use a taxi or Uber.