Museum of Science and Industry

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9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The Museum of Science and Industry has been a Chicago Institution for quite some time. During the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, it was The Palace of Fine Arts. Full review →



Tour a captured U-505 German Sub, take a trip into a coal mine, walk through a model of the human heart, or watch genetically engineered chicks hatch.


Fodor's Tick Choice

The sprawling open space has 2,000 exhibits on three floors, with new exhibits added constantly. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Even if you don't plan on spending the day in Hyde Park, you'll likely pass through the neighborhood on your way to one of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Sure, the nine permanent exhibits of this enormous museum examine just about every aspect of life on Earth, but its pleasures are in the details. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

One of Chicago's most popular attractions. Dedicated to presenting science, industry and technology in an entertaining way. Full review →


Time Out

If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Spread across roughly 14 acres, Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry is one of the world’s largest museums, with more than 35,000 artifacts displayed in 2,000-plus interactive exhibits. Full review →



This landmark museum features more than 800 interactive exhibits, including the "U-505 Submarine" and "YOU! The Experience," featuring high-tech, hands-on exploration of the body, mind and spirit. Full review →

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