I've been to the Museum of Science and Industry many, many times. They have many great exhibits, although my favorite exhibit has always been the Christmas Trees from around the world. As you enter the museum, there is a gorgeous grand 45-foot tree lit up in the middle of the room. From there you can make the rounds of all of the other beautiful trees from around the world. Beginning in November and lasting until Christmas, it's so popular that they have it here every year! Everyone loves it!
If you ever wondered what Engineers think about, this is the place to go. You can see engines, planes, trains and even submarines.
On this occasion, we were visiting the museum to see the Harry Potter Exhibition that was going on. It included many props, scenery and clothing items that were used in the Harry Potter movies.
pretty much the largest, hugest, biggest, bestest, most astounding museum ever! the only building remaining from the 1893 Columbian Exposition has been turned into this GREAT museum with a U BOAT!!! in the basement
HUGE interactive museum that has all sorts of science-related exhibits. Inside they have a 727 hanging from the ceiling, into which you walk and sit down. There's a model coal mine shaft in the center that you can take a ride on and then walk in the underground 'cave.' There's a U-505 submarine you can walk through, not to mention the Fairy Castle walkthrough, and a Human heart walkthrough. You can easily spend a day in this place because I haven't even mentioned half the exhibits here. And an OMNIMAX... they have that too. Phew... enjoy yourself! Ah, however, this museum is still best-suited to children. I've noticed that as I've gotten older it hasn't really captured my attention as much! :)
The museum of Science and Industry is a great museum. It was also very crowded because we went on the day admission is not charged (except for special exhibitions such as the Titantic exhibit). My boys enjoyed seeing the U-505 submarine even though we waited approximately an hour for a fifteen minute tour. Vistors may want to exhibit the same strategy they do at Disney World. Arrive early and go straight to the most popular locations such as the submarine and the coal mine to avoid the long lines that form later.
This is a great museum I remembered from my childhood and wanted my boys to experience for themselves. I especially enjoyed the antique cars, planes, old train, but my wife enjoyed the medical exhibits on the heart and brain.
You can have a really new and nice experience on the things exhibited in this museum. There are some special exhibition in this museum such as the submarine and airplane. You can have a lively experience for these stuffs. Outside the museum, there is one beautiful park along the lake. You can sit under the tree in the park and enjoy the view of the Michigan Lake.
A wonderful interactive museum that you can get lost in for hours. This is not your usual boring musuem you just wlak around in. Instead you particpating in exhibits that appeal to all of your senses of smell, sound, noise and sight.
I visited the museum in October 2007. I had visited the museum as a child 15-20 years ago so some of the areas were vaguely familiar. I was a bit disappointed that a chick didn't hatch while I was there and a bit disturbed by the green-eyed frogs that had been cross bred with jelly fish, but overall it was a fun experience.
Give yourself 3-4 hours min to see and experience the majority of the museum.
- Mummies: The Secrets of the Pharaohs
- Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
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Adult $11 $10
Child (3-11) $7 $6.25
Senior (65+) $9.50 $8.75
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I had the pleasure of seeing the first Body Worlds in Germany, so I was super excited to hear that Body Worlds 2 was going to be in Chicago while I was there. I am sure by now it has moved to another city, but if you have the oppertunity to see it you must.
The rest of the museum is good, but I found it to be more on the kiddish side.
Definitely one of my favorite museums in Chicago. Museum houses 800 diferent exhibits including Boeing 727, space capsules, antique cars, locomotives and even an german submarine captured of the coast of Africa in 1944 and shiped to Chicago in 1954.
I allocated only one-half day to the Museum of Science and Industry but ended up spending the entire day there. There were so many things to see.
I watched a movie at the Omnimax Theatre. I toured the U-505 submarine. I explored a coal mine. The museum's other attractions include Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, a streamlined Zephyr train, a real Boeing 727 jet, other aircrafts suspended from the ceiling, the actual Apollo 8 command module, the Aurora 7 Mercury space capsule, a 16-foot-tall model of the human heart, and a model of a very complicated railroad system.
It was definitely an information overload and I loved it!
A science museum with a touch of history.
Lots of variety . You can spend a full day here. Three levels of displays , some new and some a bit dated but still very interesting .
If you are a member of a science type museum in your home town check to see if there is reciprocity in membership with the Chicago Museum .
The Museum of Science and Industry.
This museum rivals Philadelphia's Franklin Institute for our favorite of the science museums. You can tour an actual WWII German U Boat, go down into a coal mine, or climb aboard a Boeing 727. This is a great museum and should be first on anybody's to-do list.
The Museum of Science and Industry was very nice and educational. I was hoping to see the Titantic exhibit, but it had already left. I would recommend checking it out.
Although Lonely Plant did not mention it at all, it is place well worth a visit, especially for those like trains. It has probably world's largest train scene, modeled after Chicago and Seattle.