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Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
+1 312-245-8200
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SNL exhibit too expensive .

The SNL exhibit was fine if you paid a $15 price, but for $25, I guess I expected so much more... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
slumdogmillionairess
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Libertyville, Illinois
Fabulous SNL Touring Exhibition

Outstanding exhibit overall...regardless of whether you're a diehard fan of the show. So well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Deborah R
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The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nation’s only Radio Hall of Fame. The Museum will re-open in its new 70,000-square-foot facility on State and Kinzie Streets in 2006.
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360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SNL exhibit was fine if you paid a $15 price, but for $25, I guess I expected so much more. There really wasn't very much to see. You could get through the SNL exhibit and the Museum of Broadcast communications in a little over...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding exhibit overall...regardless of whether you're a diehard fan of the show. So well staged! We had time to see the permanent museum, which was quite interesting as well.

Thank Deborah R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the SNL exhibit tour for a client project. It is a fantastic exhibit. I have been through it twice now and keep seeing things I hadn't seen before. We were a corporate team of 13 and Tommy Holl of the Museum of Broadcast...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to see the SNL, 40th anniversary exhibit, which was great. But the 3rd floor exhibit of Chicago TV artifacts was simply wonderful and brought back great memories. Worth the price of admission if you grew up in the Chicago area.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

If you're an SNL nerd like me then you will love the SNL exhibit! The exhibit is spread over 2 floors and walks you through the week-long timeline of what it takes to put together the show each week. The experience is chock-full of real...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The main part of the museum is fairly small and seems very Chicago oriented. It does have some very interesting displays. But the temporary exhibit on hand for most of 2018 is the Saturday Night Live exhibit...and for fans of the show, it’s awesome! Props,...More

Thank Bdufe
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This place was a dream come true for me. Loved every second of it. If you're a fan of SNL, don't miss it. The two people who greeted us up front were some of the nicest people we met in Chicago. Give the manager a...More

Thank Steve p
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the SNL experience. The docents were funny and helpful. Very informative about how the show is produced from scratch every week. Just an amazing 2 hours. An easy walk from the theater district.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This review is limited to mostly the SNL Exhibit as the rest of the museum was dedicated to very old shows and programs from long ago and we were in there for five minutes. The Saturday Night Live exhibit takes you through the process of...More

Thank Bill F
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Came with my brother, a local Chicagoan, to see the how Saturday Night Live is produced. The exhibit takes you through weekday-themed rooms illustrating the week of preparations leading up to the live Saturday production including writing, set-building and rehearsals. A lot of credit is...More

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We parked in a parking garage kitty corner from the museum.
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I would say 1 to 2 hours - depending on how in depth you spend reading each exhibit. Last weekend we attended a play at the museum relating to facts around the JFK assassination which was interesting. It is held in the... More
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