Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Museum of Science and IndustryThe Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago?one of the largest science museums in the world?is home to more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

Major permanent exhibits include:
? U-505 Submarine Exhibit: you get to experience the only German submarine in the US
? Pioneer Zephyr: a diesel-electric streamlined passenger train
? The Great Train Story: 30 plus trains run on 3,500 feet of winding track
? The Baby Chick Hatchery: explore the building blocks of life and watch fuzzy new lives emerge
? Coal Mine: descend into the museum’s first ever exhibit for a subterranean tour for the senses, with the real-life rumble, sounds and feel of working in a coal mine

The knowledge and memories you’ll gain on the tours, experiences and events at MSI are just as unforgettable as the exhibits. Their facilitators, experts, special guests and volunteers bring their subjects to life.

Home to more than 35,000 artifacts, more than 180 million guests have been welcomed since 1933. Perfect for everyone at every age, the museum offers a plethora of educational and entertaining activities.

About MSI:
The museum is the only building constructed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition’s “White City” that remains at the site. Built as the fair’s Palace of Fine Arts, it is now home to the Western Hemisphere’s largest science museum.

Highlights of MSI:
? Chicago’s only five-story, domed movie theater
? Student and teacher e-learning center with videoconferencing
? An 800-seat auditorium and two smaller theater spaces
? Twelve Learning Lab areas for education programming
? Convenient indoor parking connected to the Museum’s Entry Hall
? Many amenities, shops and restaurants throughout

Admission (with access to most permanent exhibits):
Adult: $18 ($16 online)
Child (ages 3-11): $11 ($online)
Members: FREE

Ticket packages available for special exhibits. Special rates available for school and tour groups of 15 or more with four-week advance reservation.

Learn more about free admission dates for Illinois residents.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. 
Chicago, IL 60637
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