If you’re into exhibits loaded with interactive bells and whistles, this expansive Hyde Park locale is your ticket. The museum’s focus is broad, with permanent displays that include the popular mirror maze in the "Numbers in Nature"exhibit, the whiz-bang "Science Storms," plus the old faves: a restored U-505 German submarine, a simulated coal mine and a vintage diesel-electric train.
|Venue name:||Museum of Science and Industry||Contact:|
5700 S Lake Shore Dr
|Cross street:||at 57th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9:30am–4pm. See website for extended seasonal hours.|
|Transport:||Bus: 6, 15, 28, 55. Train: Metra Electric or South Shore Line to 55th, 56th and 57th Street.|
|Price:||$15–$18, seniors $14–$17, kids ages 3–11 $10–$11, kids 2 and under free.|
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Its hard to pick my favorite Museum in Chicago as their are so many great ones, but the Museum of Science and Industry is one of my favorites. Their interactive shows make it fun for kids and adults alike, and they always have interesting displays. I LOVED getting to walk around the submarine as a kid (and am not ashamed to admit that I still do!)
I have been to this museum several times and I love it because it is both educational for adults and there are so many things for children to do there as well.