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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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This place should be 2 stars, but I just can't do that to a Chicago museum, so they get 3 - YMMV. We visited with our kids while they were home from school - paid about $80 for 3 students and 2 adults, so while...More
It's $20 for the primetime exhibit, $5 for the rest. The 3rd floor hosts some cool things, radio and TV history, some old cameras, radios, and TV sets from things like Meet the Press. I'm not from the Chicago area and some of these things...More
Never in a million years would I think to visit a broadcast museum... but the Saturday Night Live exhibit brought us to the Museum of Broadcast Communications. If you are a Saturday Night Live fan or just enjoy radio and tv this place is worth...More
We payed $5 for the general admission. It was $20 dollars more if you wanted to see the SNL floor. I grew up in Chicago so I was very excited to see Cuddly Dudley from Ray Raynor and the Bozo collection. They even have son...More
I must confess I visited the Museum because Saturday NIGHT LIVE was the Special Exhibit and I really wanted to see it- well worth it. That exhibit was outstanding. After, I was done with that tour I did visit the rest of the Museum, I...More
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first heard of this museum since I'm not very familiar with Chicago radio/TV history but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the museum housed a rich collection of items from all sorts of local and...More
I was expecting the history of media but got instead fun old school memorabilia that marked the industry in some way or another.
They also have quite a bit on different facettes of broadcasts such as ads, sitcom, new ,etc.
When I was there they...More
I had been wanting to go see the SNL exhibition. I had a ticket earlier in the fall that I couldn't use, but decided to go anyway and pay again. The admission for me was $20 and then was charged $22.05. I asked why the...More
Went for the Saturday Night Live exhibit. Paid $27 per person. Overall, it was a well done exhibit if a little traditional. Cool costumes and set pieces from famous sketches. The video pieces were nice but not dissimilar from what you can find on YouTube....More
It was a great time! We laughed at so many of the old sketches!!
And you can sit on the Wayne’s World couch!
The exhibit is set up so that you can experience the process of producing a SNL show - Monday through Saturday night!...More
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
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 evening and requires separate tickets. Enjoy your trip to our great city of Chicago.