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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
from $19.95*
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
from $19.95*
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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
Hyde Park
+1 773-684-1414
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Reviewed today

It was a great museum, and very large. We spent 3 hours there and saw maybe a 1/4 of the attractions.

Thank Fearless452949
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There were many exhibits to see that were included in the regular admission. However, there were also a lot of exhibit participation activities that had an additional cost. So come prepared for that. The Pixar exhibit was an additional $14 for an adult. But if...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed yesterday

Kids always beg me to bring them everytime we're in town. Little pricey, but something has to maintain all those exhibits i suppose

Thank SmallTownWanders
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great exhibits, clean and spacious. Coal mine and Sub are excellent but not included in base or IL resident free days. Plenty of interactive exhibits, and the children's idea zone is great for learning and burning off some energy. Parking is a bit high, especially...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time Im visiting it, I feel there are things to come and see again and again. The very building shows new routes and brings new worlds each time. Last time was 200% delightful, because we got there fo free, thank you Disney for free...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 6 1/2 hours and loved every minute of it. Staff very knowledgeable and tour of the Submarine was excellent.

1  Thank Randi L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an incredibly fun place to visit for the entire family. Interactive learning platforms, cool displays and lots of extra features. Some of these features cost extra but they give you the option to choose or not to choose. General admission which was about...More

Thank steelkaya06
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to get through the whole place and also go to some of the special attractions, you can easily spend the whole day there. Luckily it wasn't crowded when we were there. We did the U-505 tour as well as the Coal Mine...More

1  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a family of 4 we felt it was expensive but as we’d heard good things we invested in the day. When we arrived the queue to pay was vast and slow moving, you could pay online but we needed to ask a few questions...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a wonderful afternoon. The exhibits are so exciting. We visited on one of the free September Sunday's day. We also had the opportunity to visit the Pixar exhibition which was truly amazing. The grandkids really enjoyed themselves.

Thank sharsam326
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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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September 20, 2018|
Response from E1200BMsusang | Reviewed this property |
We got the Chicago City Pass thru Costco. It gave us 4 places to visit for $74 which was a huge savings. We did pay extra for the Pixar exhibit when we arrived. Loved it and worth it! But if you buy ahead or buy there... More
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Hikestick | Reviewed this property |
As with many other museums, special shows, particularly traveling exhibits may be funded through special event ticketing. The pass included a couple of "permanent" exihibit tours or shows we chose at check-in from a list... More
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June 16, 2018|
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