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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Great place! My son loved the kids level. With the giant water station. As well as everything else. Ton of things to do and see!

Thank lilbearmomma
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a museum show the close relationship between science and its application via industries. It has plenty demonstrations easily explain why. Many games for the kids to play. Movies for family to watch. Can spend a day there.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made the mistake of not allowing enough time to see everything... plan for a solid 4-6 hours. You could easily spend the day... this museum has so much to see. They even have a German U-Boat...

Thank pklfam5
Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely interesting for the entire family!! Educational and entertaining!! Especially FANTASTIC at Christmas celebrating Holidays Around the World!!

Thank apmusicmelinda
Reviewed 2 days ago

My fiancé and I went (at 23 years old) and we loved it! There is tons to do and interact with, and though both of us have college degrees in science-related fields, we still learned things. There were tons of kids there (I'm sure it's...More

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the kids ! Lots to see, do, touch, feel, listen, experience. Time well spent. Use the parking garage. Plan plenty of time to enjoy the museun.

Thank Kenneth N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum and loved it! We'd wished our kids would have been with us to enjoy it. Start at the top floor by the human body and emotion exhibits -- it was my personal favorite. There are so many fun,...More

Thank Summerlover00
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a great museum, just keep an eye that exposition like Lego / Inside of the submarine / digital dome has an extra of 13 dlls.

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So, anyplace that can keep 11 and 13 year old entertained all day deserves a prize! We opened and closed this place. Paid extra for U boat and coal mine tour and felt they were worth it. While I was impressed with food court choices,...More

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum offers glimpses of our past and presents a peak into our future. History lives here from the ingenuity of dreamers. We see all the improvements to our lives and what it took to get there. We also have the privilege to share in...More

Thank David S
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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Ann H
Woukd :techie" college freshmen enjoy this museum?
20 June 2017|
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Response from hamamama | Reviewed this property |
A college freshman would enjoy the museum. The range of displays and interaction would be enough to capture the full attention of our not-really-grown-up-yet late-20's techie kids (a computer engineer and a smart-phone... More
Stephany H
Are you able to drive to museum in a class b pickup truck from I-57N? Due to rules change on class b pickup trucks on Lake Shore Dr.? We are planning to visit but only have 2 pickup trucks. Hoping there is a tip...
9 June 2017|
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Response from ROBERT B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not familiar with the pick-up truck laws, but I would use a GPS and select 'alternate route'. Bob
Stephany H
Can you drive a class b pickup truck from Central Illinois/ I-57N?
9 June 2017|
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Response from 0chicagotraveler1 | Reviewed this property |
Followup to the previous answer: My directions missed a step. I57 ends at the Dan Ryan Expressway, I94. Continue on north in I94/Dan Ryan to 63rd, and proceed as I recommended on 63rd and Stony Island.