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Museum of Broadcast Communications

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Not bad, SNL is interesting!

Went here for SNL and did learn some interesting things. Loved seeing all the exhibits, including... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Loved the SNL exhibit!

We stopped by the museum to see the Saturday Night Live exhibit. It contains sets, costumes and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim S
Waterloo, United States
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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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+1 312-245-8200
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice but not great, Many of the placards or info seems to repeated. The whole thing is spread out to seem like there is more displayed than there actually is. Brings back memories but overall overpriced admission for what is there.

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The SNL experience was really fun. A little pricey, but kids were free. So many cool items from SNL. Sitting on the Wayne's World couch was so cool. My kids had dressed up as Wayne and Garth the day we were there, for the marathon....More

Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for SNL and did learn some interesting things. Loved seeing all the exhibits, including recent costumes and sets. It's fun and interactive! The regular collection the other floor is kind cool - definitely go if you love tv shows. Not near as interactive...More

Thank 305KMD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full disclosure, my husband and I only went to the SNL experience. I am a pretty big fan, and so I enjoyed just about every minute of it. The experience walks you through a week of creating a show and then the experience of a...More

Thank mym2bw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Allow a couple of hours. It’s that good. Great look back at radio and TV greats. Well worth $20 for the tickets

Thank Tootallal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's two parts to this museum - the SNL Experience and the permanent exhibits. Both were a blast - a real trip down memory lane! The SNL Experience was so well done. They take you through different rooms, representing each day's preparation for the live...More

Thank SuperM0n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the museum to see the Saturday Night Live exhibit. It contains sets, costumes and other artifacts such as Lorne Michael's desk and walks you through a week of preparing for the show. A very cool concept. Lots of information and multi-media with...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having watched SNL from the beginning in 1975 this exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications was a real treat. Not only is it fun & entertaining, it shares an incredible amount of knowledge about the process of putting together each episode. In addition to...More

Thank FlamingoChuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in here on a Saturday afternoon to kill some time before dinner and a concert later. We had a blast walking through the special Saturday Night Live exhibit; learning about what they do each day to prepare and viewing some neat artifacts such...More

Thank MelissaWP
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The SNL exhibit was incredible!!! It’s very neat! I wasn’t expecting much but was so blown away!! I highly recommend!

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Response from Bdufe | Reviewed this property |
We parked in a parking garage kitty corner from the museum.
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Response from Diane K | Reviewed this property |
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