Activities & Resources
Museum of Science and Industry553in Chicago, IL 60637
about Museum of Science and Industry:
Museum highlights include the Pioneer Zephyr 1933 train kids can pretend to ride; the Coal Mine, where an elevator simulates a trip practically to the center of the earth, with a mining car to ride at the bottom; a real German U-505 Submarine (the only German submarine captured by the US Navy during WWII, which features a guided on-board tour for an additional $5); and a Baby Chick Hatchery.
Don't miss The Idea Factory, which offers experiences for even the smallest scientists and ToyMaker 300, a toy factory manned by 12 robots. Two Omnimax films play daily on the five-story, domed screen and the 3-D Theater offers various shorter films every day as well. Special temporary exhibits are featured throughout the year, as are science demonstrations.
Family membership is $115/year.
CityPass: MSI is a participant in CityPass, the most convenient way to visit six city attractions. Tickets are combined in an easy booklet for one low price, with no waiting in ticket lines!