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We have a history here that’s a little more diverse. We had all these expositions that were big at the time. As technology advanced, we got to freeze those earlier moments in time and put that into a museum. It’s just really neat. The Museum of Science and Industry features a lot of displays about Chicago technology, as well as the very Chicago-centric Columbia Exposition.

Popular permanent exhibits include Science Storms, The Great Train Story, The Idea Factory, Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle and the Baby Chick Hatchery. Popular special exhibits include the U-505 Submarine, the only German submarine in the United States, and the Coal Mine, which takes visitors through a mine shaft and helps them experience the dangerous and strenuous work of coal mining.

Racertrips™ Tips

  • If you have time after you see the museum, explore the lagoons and gardens of Jackson Park, which are directly behind (south of) the museum. These have been here since the 1893 Columbian Exposition and include the recently-restored Wooded Island and the Japanese-themed Garden of the Phoenix.
  • If you’re full of energy and not worried about wearing out your legs, you can rent a Divvy bike near Grant Park/Buckingham Fountain and bike about 7 miles down the Lakefront Trail to at the museum. See Racertrips’ “Bike, Walk or Jog along Lake Michigan” recommendation for more details.

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      1 Review for Museum of Science and Industry

      Jared Rummel

      11 Reviews

      Neat Displays about Chicago Technology

      5/ 5

      We have a history here that’s a little more diverse. We had all these expositions that were big at the time. As technology advanced, we got to freeze those earlier moments in time and put that into a museum. It’s just really neat. The Museum of Science and Industry features a lot of displays about Chicago technology, as well as the very Chicago-centric Columbia Exposition.

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