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Everything you need to know about visiting the Museum of Science and Industry (5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637).
Interactivity is the name of the game at the Museum of Science and Industry, which spreads its exhibitions throughout a building that was originally built for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Visitors can enter a confounding mirror maze in the "Numbers in Nature" exhibit, step into a simulated tornado in "Science Storms” or see a gigantic, restored U-505 German submarine. There’s also the five-story Giant Dome Theater, where you can kick back and immerse yourself in a handful of larger-than-life-movies.
Get on board the submarine
Any visitor can walk around outside of the U-505 German submarine that’s contained within the Museum of Science and Industry, but if you want to actually go inside, there’s an on-board tour available daily. The 25-minute tour is a $12 add-on to your museum ticket, and includes a guided walk through the sub’s cramped interior, complete with lighting and sound effects, allowing you to imagine that you’re manning the torpedoes during World War II.
Take a walk down Main Street
If you’re looking for the ultimate, kitschy time traveling experience, step into the museum’s “Yesterday’s Main Street’ exhibit, which recreates a Chicago street circa 1910. You’ll walk down cobblestone streets and peer into replicas of a Berghoff’s restaurant, the Chicago Post Office and the Walgreen’s Drug Company. There are silent movies playing at the Nickelodeon and an opportunity to get a vintage photo at the Old Time Photo Studio as a souvenir.
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Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Museum of Science and Industry | Chicago, IL
5700 S Lake Shore Dr
at 57th St
Daily 9:30am–4pm. See website for extended seasonal hours.
Bus: 6, 15, 28, 55. Train: Metra Electric or South Shore Line to 55th, 56th and 57th Street.
$18, seniors, kids ages 3–11 $11, kids 2 and under free.