Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Science Museum
5700 S Lake Shore Dr (at 57th Dr), Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–4:00 PM
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  • NASA

    This is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The Henry Crown Space Center features rockets, shuttles, satellites, rovers and probes. You can even see the actual Apollo 8 spacecraft! Read more

    NASA · December 7, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    This museum’s largest exhibit is also its most impressive. In its time, this steel monster was one of the deadliest war machines ever created. It is a U-boat, known by its infamous number 505. Read more

    Travel Channel · March 3, 2011
  • Brannon H.

    Check out the baby chicks! :o) The U-505 submarine is amazing, too.

    Brannon Hall · November 16, 2009
  • angela w.

    TRAIN SET!!!! Train set, train set, train set. So awesome.

    angela whitby · March 11, 2010
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Don't miss the U-505 Submarine exhibit, the first enemy warship apprehended by the US Navy since 1815. -- Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · August 2, 2011
  • Christopher S.

    Go to the museum. Lots of stuff to do and see. It's a good time. Read more

    Christopher Sennett · December 1, 2009
  • Jeremy G.

    The U-505 is a Type IXC U-boat built by Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg in 1941. Captured on 4 June 44 by USN Task Force 22.3. Donated to the Museum in 1954 and moved to it's present location in 2004.

    Jeremy Green · August 10, 2010
  • Connie H.

    seeing the different stages of a baby.

    Connie Hong · April 4, 2010
  • Andy T.

    Love this place! Full of knowledge..

    Andy Trejo · June 17, 2010
  • Matt P.

    You! The Experience is awsome. Be sure to check out the full body Plastinates.

    Matt Porth · January 31, 2010
  • Whitney J.

    Science Storms is awesome. Come say "hi" to me in the vortex!

    Whitney J · March 21, 2010
  • Kristi G.

    Be sure to check out the old timey ice cream bar over by the "Yesterday's Main Street" exhibit. Great reward for kids! Read more

    Kristi Grgeta · April 30, 2010
  • Kamil K.

    Check out the Huge submarine there its FTW

    Kamil Kwiatkowski · April 1, 2010
  • Dora

    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by

    Dora · July 19, 2010
  • Dora

    Even boys admit the Fairy Castle, a miniature diorama with electricity and running water, is pretty cool for a "doll house!"Powered by Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
  • Rheana R.

    Go see the U-505 boat, simply amazing!

    Rheana Royer · April 6, 2010
  • 🈴Naumova Zehra 🈲

    One of the main reasons I love this museum is because it is interactive. There is just so much to see and explore because the museum is so huge. Also, they have free demonstrations that are available.

    🈴Naumova Zehra 🈲 · July 1, 2013
  • Darrin J.

    My kids, 11, 8, and 6 like the Storm exhibit. They love all the interactive stuff.

    Darrin Johnson · March 25, 2010
  • Meghan T.

    So amazing. Def. recommend visiting

    Meghan Taylor · February 11, 2010
  • Julia G.

    Another perk of membership, besides free or discounted parking? The member lounge on the main level offers a quiet, relaxing space for coffee or hot cocoa, plus an array of comfortable couches.

    Julia G · January 6, 2013
  • Ken T.

    Try the science.

    Ken Trayling · May 29, 2012
  • Mark W.

    The new weather exhibit is really neat.

    Mark Weeks · May 3, 2010
  • Alan x.

    La sección science storms mi favorita

    Alan x el mundo · October 3, 2014
  • Jerry J.

    Easy parking

    Jerry Johnson · May 6, 2010
  • Kris N.

    Learn about projectile motion from Derrick Rose. Giggle every time he says "parabola." Read more

    Kris N · April 20, 2010
  • Cracken ..

    South side museum

    Cracken . · January 8, 2010
  • Joe B.

    See the Whitehouse exhibit, it'll be gone in February

    Joe Born · January 4, 2010
  • Amanda A.

    Parking is pricey but covered and convenient. Coal mine and U505 submarine exhibits are standouts. Idea City great for young kids/infants for interactive displays. Museum improvements are very nice!

    Amanda Acevedo · January 24, 2014
  • Britta t.

    If you loved Body Worlds, check out Animals Inside. Hopefully, the gorilla & elephant make it out of customs before the show leaves. I would love to see those.

    Britta the pointyelbow · March 15, 2013
  • Scott B.

    Purchasing a membership is definitely worth it here! Touring the whole museum in one day is quite a feat, especially if you have kids in tow...they also reciprocate with a number of other museums!

    Scott Brunsting · March 29, 2012
  • David W.

    Felicia was an excellent guide on the U-505 tour

    David Wilson · August 11, 2011
  • Brent K.

    Make sure to see how much horsepower you can generate here.

    Brent Knepper · January 7, 2011
  • Ed R.

    Check for Ferris Bueller here.

    Ed Rooney · May 7, 2010
  • shan shan (.

    Go to the main Lobby and try to capture an explosion on your camera!

    shan shan (chi_shan) · March 25, 2010
  • Roe J.

    Wayyyyy too crowded on Christmas weekend.

    Roe Johnson · December 27, 2014
  • Peter M.

    Check out the submarine, coal mine, airplanes, spaceships and much much more. You might actually learn something.

    Peter Martin · September 15, 2014
  • Amanda A.

    My personal favorite museum in Chicago. With over 2,000 exhibits, it is the largest science museum in the western hemisphere. Must visit: the German U-boat, and the model railroad.

    Amanda Aggen · March 31, 2014
  • Sharlene W.

    Easily spend an entire day At this impressive science museum. Enjoyed everything including the coal mine and UBoat exhibits. And just about everything works unlike the Field museum.

    Sharlene Wright · July 23, 2013
  • joyce r.

    Really enjoyed Animals Inside Out

    joyce rounds · May 28, 2013
  • Jake S.

    "Yesterday's Main Street" has a Nickelodeon that plays silent movies on a loop. This is a great place for adults to sit and relax for a moment, there are hardly ever any kids at this exhibit.

    Jake Smith · February 23, 2013
  • Emily C.

    Only open to four regularly open til 5:30 during holiday season on weekends

    Emily Canibano · January 12, 2013
  • Emily T.

    Get tickets before you go .......they sell out

    Emily Tyndorf · September 1, 2012
  • Victoria S.

    There's an exhibit that shows the development of a baby starting from a tiny cell to a fully developed baby. They all died of natural causes and are preserved in jars. Kinda freaky but interesting.

    Victoria Suding · July 21, 2012
  • Peter M.

    Check out the Japanese garden behind the museum

    Peter Morrical · March 13, 2012
  • Carla B.

    The Tesla Coil is worth relaxing and waiting for. Awesome experience.

    Carla Benton · August 5, 2011
  • Jasmine D.

    Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle is a classic, but don't forget to listen to the audio on the headseats. It's pretty hilarious.

    Jasmine Davila · January 16, 2011
  • Matthew J.

    Christmas around the world, most Christmas Trees ive ever seen!!!!!! always a good time

    Matthew Jarzynski · December 13, 2010
  • Chris H.

    Always a great place to go on a day off or weekend. Bring the kids!

    Chris Harvey · September 15, 2010
  • Brad W.

    The indoor tornado may be one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Check it out while it is still on display.

    Brad Wilkins · August 29, 2010
  • Willian O.

    Museu muito completo, com várias atividades de interação.

    Willian Oliveira · August 11, 2014

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