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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Science Museum
Jackson Park, Chicago
  • The experts at Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and Time Out Chicago Kids recommend this place
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    • Time Out Chicago Kids
  • Jenny K.
    "Everything is fun, interactive, just super cool."(19 Tips)
    Alex A.
    "To the right of the omnimax theater, there is a small snack area."(6 Tips)
    Aaron S.
    "Absolute favorite museum in Chicago."(5 Tips)
    Peter M.
    "Check out the Japanese garden behind the museum"(2 Tips)
352 Tips and reviews
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  • Mike D.
    Mike Davis5 days ago
    Great museum. We only had a half day but could have spent multiple days.
  • Mike W.
    Mike Waleke2 weeks ago
    It is huge and parking is over 20 bucks.
  • Kage -.
    Kage -DGHMay 11
    Must see the Uboat
  • Akira
    AkiraApril 20
    Really amazing experience for all ages, in a super old, beautiful building where the 1893 World Fair was held. The nazi submarine exhibit is amazing and the Tesla coil is awesome.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅March 31
    Although advertised for adults and kids. This is a museum only for kids. The only good thing for adults is the submarine and its amazing history.
  • Hope M.
    Hope MJanuary 12
    Amazing! They have a ton of awesome stuff
  • Bradley C.
    Bradley CineJanuary 7
    Check out the German Submarine they have!
  • Jim A.
    Jim AllesDecember 27, 2017
    Brain food!
  • Haydé M.
    Haydé Martinez LandaDecember 27, 2017
    Favorite museum in the world.
  • Travis T.
    Travis TindellDecember 21, 2017
    Coolest museum I’ve ever been to. Trains were amazing. Lots to see and touch and learn for adults and kids alike.
  • Debra J.
    Debra JacksonDecember 1, 2017
    If you love trains this is the place to be anytime of the year.
  • Belit R.
    Belit RodriguezDecember 1, 2017
    It takes waaay more than a day to visit. The storms exhibit was my favourite. The garden is not open on winter :(
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SSeptember 4, 2017
    U-boat section was very informative
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WAugust 30, 2017
    Fun place for kids and curious adults. Go check out the 1993 national championship UM solar car in the lower level race car section. Pretty neat!
  • Tracey S.
    Tracey ScottAugust 11, 2017
    My favorite exhibit will always be the dollhouse.The story teller does a great job or narrating the individual rooms and trinkets contained within and without.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LindellJuly 13, 2017
    Everything is fun with lots of hands on learning. Love the mini experiment tables set up all over. I will say that the Robotics room that you have to pay extra for is not well managed.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VencesJuly 6, 2017
    Amazing museum, don't forget that visit the submarine and temporal exhibitions has an extra cost
  • Nick H.
    Nick HansenJuly 5, 2017
    The weather science area was neat, as was the U505, but way too many exhibits were broke/down for maintenance. We paid $162 just to get in and felt like it was a waste! Very disappointed!!!
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CrumJuly 2, 2017
    I feel like the Museum of Science & Industry could be cool, but I didn't have a good experience personally -- too many kids. Go during the school year, preferably during the school week.
  • Maria L.
    Maria LaningJune 15, 2017
    I loved this! I was last here when I was 8, and it was as great as I remember. Not terribly expensive, either.
  • Andrew
    AndrewApril 1, 2017
    Best way to spend a Saturday without question. Something to see and learn with each visit.
  • Cameron E.
    Cameron EvansMarch 29, 2017
    Come here early in the day. There are a lot of tours for exhibits and you want to give yourself time to do them. Also make sure to do the coal mining tour.
  • Wil B.
    Wil BellMarch 26, 2017
    If you are a military veteran like me, I got in free. Just show them your ID.
  • nemo s.
    nemo sergesFebruary 22, 2017
    Always a great time! All of the exhibits are fun and educational and plenty of them are interactive. Fun at any age.
  • Robert C.
    Robert ChenFebruary 3, 2017
    Allocate at least 3 hours for visiting...
  • Damon S.
    Damon SununtnasukJanuary 29, 2017
    Incredible museum. Well curated with a thoughtful flow and amazing exhibits. The U-505 exhibit was the highlight. Allow at least 4 hours
  • Colin D.
    Colin DuRantJanuary 24, 2017
    Great museum for kids and adults. Tons to see and do. Some of the exhibits are showing their age, but all-in-all it's a good way to spend a day.
  • Galina I.
    Galina IatsynaJanuary 23, 2017
    Very good museum!!
  • Laurie E.
    Laurie ErlJanuary 20, 2017
    U505 is always good. I really like the fairy castle. The chicks are always fun when they hatch.
  • isela
    iselaJanuary 4, 2017
    Order your tickets online instead of waiting in line at the museum. You might even snag a promo code this way!
  • Gina D.
    Gina DDecember 30, 2016
    Wonderfully interactive exhibits for all ages. Even the Jollyball can keep us occupied for ages.
  • Corinna P.
    Corinna PDecember 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything! The trains, the planes, the Storms room, the submarine, the coal mine, the space exhibit, the YOU Experience, the baby chicks, even the food court!
  • Pavan N.
    Pavan NDecember 27, 2016
    Don't miss the flight simulators on the top floor! And be aware that they can turn a full 360 degrees - can be a surprise if you don't realize that you can literally fly upside down in them.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel Marco FernandezNovember 7, 2016
    Plan your visit in advance.
  • Ryan V.
    Ryan VoltoliniOctober 21, 2016
    The best museum in Chicago!
  • Jose N.
    Jose NaninOctober 7, 2016
    Beautiful space, interactive exhibits, IMAX films... great place to visit!
  • Danny P.
    Danny PayneOctober 4, 2016
    We were blown away by the size and number of experiences available. Can't wait to go back!
  • Ahmet A.
    Ahmet AygenSeptember 16, 2016
    All very well organized
  • Trang V.
    Trang VuongAugust 28, 2016
    This is probably the best museum I've been to. I usually don't like museums, but this museum is pretty fun and interactive. Took a while for me to walk through the whole museum and explore everything.
  • William S.
    William StudartJuly 11, 2016
    The best science museum I've ever visited, very interactive and educating!
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinJune 27, 2016
    Appeals to families and kids. To me, this museum felt more like a history museum than science.
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LombardiJune 25, 2016
    Definitely go through the U-505 sub exhibit. Totally worth the price of admission!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 19, 2016
    Best Museums according to
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 15, 2016
    Plan on a full day! Filled with hands on fun for kids and adults--buy an omnimax ticket to rest your feet and have a feast for your eyes
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyMay 3, 2016
    Submarine is pretty special but almost everything is cool there.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YApril 27, 2016
    Be sure to visit when in Chicago - it's well organized and highly engaging, easily days worth of viewing; the U-505 submarine tour is a must visit and worth the extra price of admission
  • Diana Z.
    Diana ZuletaApril 20, 2016
    Amazing!! Deserves a whole day and even 2 or 3.
  • Aishwarya S.
    Aishwarya SharmaApril 8, 2016
    It's a great place for kids. U505, Coal mine are so much fun. Pick 2-3 exhibits for a day. The food court has so many options. Going back again soon.
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyApril 5, 2016
    Awesome time here! The brick by brick exhibit was fantastic. By tickets to limited time exhibits online or it might be sold out.
  • Ganula B.
    Ganula BorgilchuluunMarch 23, 2016
    Take a little trip to South, you will find yourself in the amazing Museum of Science and Industry, whoever goes there discovers something, you will never get bored there.
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