Two and a half hours in The Museum of Science and Industry and there were still more than 1,000 artifacts to see. Going from learning about the body to taking a look at astronomy impresses all ages. The Museum of Science and Industry was designed in 1926 to spark scientific inquiry and creativity and it still does to this day.
The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the largest science museums in the world. This museum is one of the top things to do in Chicago, Illinois, home to more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space. Some of the artifacts that amaze many visitors are the U-505 Submarine, five-story movie screen, 40-foot tornado, coal mine, and much more.
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side and is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. General admission is $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 3 to 11. Access to special exhibits like the Omnimax Theater will cost extra.
More than 190 million guests welcomed since 1933, and more than 360,000 children in school groups hosted in 2018, making the museum a top field trip destination.
I suggest avoiding the free days they offer if you truly want to see every artifact and try all the hands-on experiments. The Museum of Science and Industry can get overwhelmingly crowded and full of many kids who are trying all the experiments.
Overall, this museum is amazing for all different ages. The museum makes sure you’re learning but in a very fun way. Visit The Museum of Science and Industry if you want to have a day of fun learning. The knowledge and memory gained by this experience will be unforgettable.