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Museum of Broadcast Communications

Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
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SNL experience

Teens didn’t really love it but it got us inside on a hot day - it was interesting to us older... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb G
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Live from New York

It's Saturday Night! Great display about the history of SNL with videos, artifacts, stage. Each... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clint F
Cleveland, Ohio
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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 5 days ago via mobile

It's Saturday Night! Great display about the history of SNL with videos, artifacts, stage. Each area takes you through what happens each day leading up to the dress rehearsal, with audience and then the live show. Don't know how long it will last so get...More

Thank Clint F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic interactive experience - fun, educational, simply a great way to spend a couple of hours. One lives through the life cycle of an episode and simultaneously, the history of SNL.

Thank Springtraveler06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visiting this museum dedicated to preserving early television. Special exhibit of Saturday Night Live was excellent. It walks you through a typical week and how they put the show together as well as show stage sets, costumes and many clips from SNL thru...More

Thank smjreader
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd time to Museum of Broadcast Communications. If you are a fan of TV and radio, this museum is a must. My wife and I thought the SNL exhibit was great. Well worth the price of admission. I recommend that you come...More

Thank sjr122
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took about 2 hours to make our way through at a slow pace. Lots of really funny video clips/highlights from some of SNLs best skits. The exhibits were presented as a week in the life of the show. It took you through all of...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Teens didn’t really love it but it got us inside on a hot day - it was interesting to us older folks and provided a couple laughs.

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All we saw was the SNL exhibit but it was fabulous. Not sure how long it’s here. Takes about 90 minutes and walks you through the whole Monday - Saturday experience. Lots of video clips, old costumes. Well worth it

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw the video at the beginning. It’s really awesome, then the door open. I visited all the rooms in it, those rooms showed the history of this area.

Thank Grace F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night live 40 th anniversary was highlighted. Nice displays, well presented. Not a big fan but enjoyed it. The permanent display is worthy of more time while there.

Thank SFBzoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the SNL Exhibit today, and LOVED every minute of it! I am eager to re-watch some old episodes now that I have a clear picture in my head just how the show is done. And I am *incredibly* impressed...More

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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