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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

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  • The experts at Time Out Chicago and Michelin Travel & Lifestyle recommend this place
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  • 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)
    Amanda A.
    "My personal favorite museum in Chicago."(5 Tips)
    Peter M.
    "Check out the Japanese garden behind the museum"(2 Tips)
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  • Cameron W.
    Cameron Wylie2 weeks ago
    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
    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.
    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.
    Amazing museum, don't forget that visit the submarine and temporal exhibitions has an extra cost
  • Nick H.
    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.
    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-Magdalena L.
    I loved this! I was last here when I was 8, and it was as great as I remember. Not terribly expensive, either.
  • 🌹Sun!
    🌹Sun!April 28
    Science Museum
  • Andrew
    AndrewApril 1
    Best way to spend a Saturday without question. Something to see and learn with each visit.
  • Cameron E.
    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
    If you are a military veteran like me, I got in free. Just show them your ID.
  • nemo s.
    nemo sergesFebruary 22
    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
    Allocate at least 3 hours for visiting...
  • Damon S.
    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
    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
    Very good museum!!
  • Laurie E.
    Laurie ErlJanuary 20
    U505 is always good. I really like the fairy castle. The chicks are always fun when they hatch.
    Upvoted Jun 30
  • isela
    iselaJanuary 4
    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 radicalpossibility.com
  • 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.
  • Steven P.
    Steven ParkerFebruary 3, 2016
    Loved it as child but now not so much. Science Storms & model train are great but rest very juvenile. Don't go Fri AM: Field trips are WILD!
  • Monique M.
    Monique MathenyJanuary 26, 2016
    I went during the free museum days & half of the displays were unavailable, ugh! 🙄
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ToliuszisJanuary 22, 2016
    You'll need a whole day or two here!
  • Debbie W.
    Debbie WillJanuary 21, 2016
    Make reservations before your visit for the coal mine. Tickets are now required.
  • Carmen
    CarmenJanuary 3, 2016
    It is great for kids under 14.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyJanuary 2, 2016
    Christmas around the World is a great holiday tradition. And don't miss the Swiss Jolly Ball epic pinball machine.
  • FJ B.
    FJ BeringDecember 30, 2015
    Check out the Tesla Coil!
  • Majo Ponce C.
    Majo Ponce CDecember 4, 2015
    So dynamic 😍
  • Marcello M.
    Marcello MarcheseOctober 31, 2015
    Definitely visit the Robots exhibit sponsored by Google, well worth the 11$ 👏
  • Marcello M.
    Marcello MarcheseOctober 30, 2015
    Careful IT CLOSES AT 4PM!! ‼️
  • Rich O.
    Rich OttoOctober 27, 2015
    The U-505 exhibit is great! Make sure you reserve your time slot early.
  • Derek E.
    Derek EskensOctober 26, 2015
    Go to the mirror maze early in the morning before the mirrors get smudged. Remember, if you get lost, just keep turning left. And be sure to find the hidden room inside.
  • Leida P.
    Leida Parker-SylvesterOctober 19, 2015
    Everything
  • Jorge A.
    Jorge AlagonOctober 15, 2015
    Manufacture your own toy!
  • Barča F.
    Barča FotrováOctober 12, 2015
    I loved tornado and robots!
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraOctober 12, 2015
    The tesla coil in the storm room fires infrequently, but you can check the timer on the screen on the second floor.
  • Seda M.
    Seda ManayOctober 11, 2015
    Amazing!!!
  • Eden E.
    Eden EssSeptember 30, 2015
    Lots of hands on fun!
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 25, 2015
    Visit the chick hatchery to see the incubated eggs and the freshly-hatched. The interactive exhibits are the best part for immersing yourself, even as an adult.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FSeptember 8, 2015
    Amazing place! Loved the body exhibits and Fairy Doll House
  • Michael B.
    Michael BremerAugust 29, 2015
    Best museum! Plan to in advance, hard too see it all. Very interactive
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RamírezAugust 9, 2015
    You can really have fun! No matter how old you are, in this place everyone feels like a kid.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MorrowAugust 3, 2015
    Massive museum. Give yourself plenty of time. The injection-molded plastic souvenirs in each area are unique and fun.
  • Abdelhamid R.
    Abdelhamid RiahiJuly 30, 2015
    U505,.space exposition, and a lot more
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 29, 2015
    It's a good museum, but all the extra experiences were sold out when we came. You have to arrive early to get them.
  • Marcel E.
    Marcel EJuly 19, 2015
    This is one of my favorite museums I have ever visited. It is very interactive. You will spend the entire day here but it is totally worth it.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Play in the Mirror Maze! It's free but you need to get a timed-ticket at the kiosk by the entrance.
  • Vanessa E.
    Vanessa EigenbauerJuly 13, 2015
    Good tasty food with a lot of options but really expensive
  • Kelvin C.
    Kelvin ChangJune 22, 2015
    Definitely check out the U-Boat exhibition! It's even worth the price to buy the tour so you can take a look inside the submarine!
  • Bee N.
    Bee N.June 14, 2015
    Every single time I'm in Chicago, I try to visit this museum. It's my favorite place to go here; I adore all the exhibits, plus it's totally kid (and family) friendly.
  • Camille W.
    Camille WigginsMay 4, 2015
    Hey Museum of Science and Industry, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Andrej M.
    Andrej MMay 1, 2015
    Best place ever get a membership and come in for free
  • Andrej M.
    Andrej MMay 1, 2015
    Its totally cool yesterday we went and were going today
  • carmelle g.
    carmelle gossApril 23, 2015
    All the features are very good, but the cost is very expensive,especially when you have more than one child. There should be more discounts, so that people with a certain income can take their kids.
  • Care W.
    Care WApril 5, 2015
    Get your special tickets early or run the risk of it being sold out for the day.
  • Shawn F.
    Shawn FinleyMarch 26, 2015
    So much to see and do here! You will need more than one day to get through it all!
  • Gordan R.
    Gordan RedzicMarch 16, 2015
    Go early! Easier parking and better access to many of the exhibits
  • michelle j.
    michelle jimenezMarch 8, 2015
    So much to learn here. Need more than 2 hours to learn
  • David L.
    David LukacMarch 7, 2015
    Magnetic liquid, Tesla coil, real tornado airstream, German submarine and lots more.
  • Dhruva
    DhruvaMarch 6, 2015
    U2 submarine! D-day show (45 min) and tornado exhibits are a must.
  • Jose V.
    Jose VegaMarch 1, 2015
    This place need a change haven't been here for 3 years and all looks the same. Maybe I should wait 6 years to come back. I understand it the museum but just try something new.
  • Mark S.
    Mark StefkoFebruary 23, 2015
    The U2 submarine
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittFebruary 6, 2015
    Good to see at least once; many of the exhibits are geared toward kids.
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoFebruary 6, 2015
    Must for all the engineers!! Tornado show is simply amazing!! For the show be prepared the D-Day is about 45mins, unless you like history choose the other one!
  • Leticia S.
    Leticia SilvaJanuary 29, 2015
    Take your time exploring the entire museum! It's worth going, I absolutely loves it
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BobergJanuary 25, 2015
    The Christmas trees were great! Love the UBoat.
  • Melanie S.
    Melanie SilverJanuary 18, 2015
    The food is really good here. There is lots to do for the whole family:-)
  • Carlos B.
    Carlos ButlerJanuary 2, 2015
    Use the ticket kiosks. Don't wait in line.
  • Alice K.
    Alice KuhnDecember 29, 2014
    Great place, always changing.
  • Roe J.
    Roe JohnsonDecember 27, 2014
    Wayyyyy too crowded on Christmas weekend.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsDecember 24, 2014
    Best museum in Chicago. Check out the mirror maze if it's still available
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsDecember 23, 2014
    Make sure to see an omnimax, try to see a nature one
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KDecember 23, 2014
    Measuring wingspan.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KDecember 23, 2014
    Easily one of the best science museums in the US. Everything is fun, interactive, just super cool. We saw chicks hatch, went through a mirror maze, and controlled the weather!
  • Paul V.
    Paul Van NattaDecember 20, 2014
    Weather experience
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToDecember 14, 2014
    Make some noise for my main man Will #pokemon
  • Micah C.
    Micah CollinsDecember 7, 2014
    Great place! Awesome exhibits, fun for the whole family. Make sure you get a "City Pass" save some cash.
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 12, 2014
    Super freaking awesome , the best museum by all means
  • Eric C.
    Eric ChreistOctober 17, 2014
    Very fun. Needed more time than just the afternoon.
  • Daniela D.
    Daniela DBOctober 11, 2014
    Its good for the kids
  • Tabatha G.
    Tabatha GroverSeptember 30, 2014
    Got the CityPass & is a great deal! Admission to Shedd's, Adler's or Art Museum, Field Museum, SkyDeck, Museum of Science & Industry or Chicago 360 for $92!! Get quick entry for most also!!
  • Tabatha G.
    Tabatha GroverSeptember 27, 2014
    The coal mine exhibit is a favorite permanent exhibit along with YOU! The Experience, very interactive. The Treasures of the Walt Disney Archieve exhibit that is there right now is rly cool also!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew S2 weeks ago
    U-boat section was very informative
  • Roberto M.
    No importa la edad, te sientes todo un niño aprendiendo, me encanto.
  • Артем К.
    Невероятно интерактивно. Добираться лучше на такси. Общественный транспорт Чикаго не блещет 🙃
  • Kari A.
    Kari ArroyoJanuary 12
    Muy interactivo e ideal para todas las edades. El city pass te da acceso mas rápido.
  • Ishel David M.
    Ishel David Montes RochaDecember 9, 2016
    Un gran museo, pero necesitas tiempo de por lo menos 4 horas. Hay variedad de comida para el lunch.
  • Sam C.
    Sam CuroOctober 14, 2016
    Wow! Excelente Museo, hay que llegar temprano para recorrerlo todo, aprendes mientras interactúas con todo lo que hay
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RiveraFebruary 26, 2016
    Excelente Museo para dedicarle un día completo.
  • Ricardo D.
    Ricardo DinamitaFebruary 14, 2016
    Papalote gabacho pa cualquier chilango que me lea.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJanuary 10, 2016
    Kewl...🔍🔐🔬⚙🐲♻️
  • Carlos H.
    Carlos HerediaJanuary 8, 2016
    Necesitas tiempo para aprovechar todo lo que exhiben
  • P Chuy O.
    P Chuy OrtegaDecember 7, 2015
    Impresionante... En todo un día no lo pude recorrer todo. Vayan con mucho tiempo disponible porque les va a robar el aliento.
  • Claudio S.
    Claudio SanderNovember 16, 2015
    Incrivel ! Vale a visita certamente. Separe uma tarde para conhecer
  • Ricardo B.
    Ricardo BoucaultNovember 10, 2015
    Muito interessante e interativo. Ideal para levar as crianças
  • Sabrina L.
    Sabrina LisboaOctober 25, 2015
    Muito bom! Reserve o dia, pois é enorme! Infelizmente não deu para ver tudo em uma única visita...Tem um submarino inteiro capturado dos nazistas durante a guerra.
  • Maureen R.
    Maureen RiquelmeOctober 17, 2015
    Estuve disfrutando un día en el museo
  • Manuel M.
    Manuel MillaresOctober 5, 2015
    De los mejores museos a nivel mundial.
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PadillaSeptember 8, 2015
    Un museo increíble incluido en el city pass
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