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Museum of Science and Industry: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
+1 773-684-1414
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Reviewed today

So we loved this place, yes expensive, but what an experience, the makers lab was great, including fab lab. loved fact we could use a reciprocal membership to our local science center to get in free. spent the entire day there, and then went back...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lovetoskate
Reviewed today

We went mainly to see U 505 which was a good visit, but we were not allowed enough time inside the boat. Unless you paid extra for the other main exhibits it seemed to be aimed at younger visitors, in fact young kids would love...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank john a
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is super interesting, covers a lot of scientific disciplines, and is well adapted to any type of audience (from small children to science enthusiasts!). The museum requires quite a lot of time to do in full, so make sure you book enough.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GJCloch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Exhibits were broken down and dirty. Cost to get in was outrageous, especially when you have to pay more money for additional exhibits. Overrun with kids. If you want a good science center, try COSI in Cleveland or Carnegie Sci in Pittsburgh! I would not...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank natalierP5834KB
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are a lot of interesting displays at the Museum, so you won't see everything in one day. The spots the ten of us (including 4 grandchildren under 6) enjoyed the most were the enormous model railroad and the space exhibit where you can each...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So many things to do and see! Very hands on. Great for all ages. Affordably priced for all that you get to experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank katiewara
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love taking my kids to MSI! They always have a great time with all the interactive exhibits, and the museum is so big that we do something new every time we go!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Since we stepped foot in the kids where amazed and beyond excited. We had lunch first (a bit expensive)but good food and we began our journey. Staff was very nice and helpful. I honestly couldn’t choose a favorite part of the museum because we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Adilene C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We absolutely loved this museum, and there was so much for our family (ages 8-52) to do! Wish we had planned on more than 3 hours, and we can't wait to go back!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laura E
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is great for visitors of all ages. I went there with a group of friends and we had a blast!

Date of experience: October 2019
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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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16 October 2019|
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Response from Projournalist |
I think she’s too young, yet, at 2. I think a 3 year old might find it fascinating, tho maybe overwhelming.
27 August 2019|
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Response from GFK01 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I did not see any.
5 July 2019|
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Response from TrucD6 | Reviewed this property |
Free for Illinois resident, abt $22 for adult, extra $16 for special exhibitions (applied even for Illinois resident)