The Museum of Science and Industry stands nestled between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago in the old Palace of Fine Arts building. The museum opened its doors in 1933 and has fascinated visitors ever since. Witness a working coal mine, board a German submarine, take a tour of the Pioneer Zephyr train, and peer inside the Apollo 8 spacecraft - all in one place. It's the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to see all the sights.
Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Open until 5:30 p.m. on select dates (through September 3)
Check out the The White City…Then and Now tour to get a virtual look of the museum as it was in 1893. Or, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505, a German submarine captured by The US Navy during WWII.
The museum has a convenient, underground garage. Parking is $20 per vehicle.
How do I get to the Museum of Science and Industry?
Museum of Science and Industry is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood overlooking Lake Michigan. The Museum of Science and Industry is the only major museum not in the downtown area. The museum is 9 miles from the northern end of The Magnificent Mile in Chicago. If you choose to drive, head south on Lake Shore Drive and turn right onto 57th Street. Get in the left lane and follow 57th Street around to the museum's west side. Turn left to enter the museum's underground garage. If you choose to travel via public transportation you can take CTA Bus #10. The #10 is an express bus starting at the northern end of Michigan Avenue and operates year-round on the weekends or daily during spring break, the winter holiday season and from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Where can I purchase tickets?
To purchase advance tickets to the Museum of Science and Industry, you may buy them online at http://www.msichicago.org/buy-tickets, or you may purchase tickets on-site at the museum. Purchasing in advance ensures that you can avoid lines and receive tickets for the Omnimax film you would most like to see.
Driving Direction to Museum of Science and IndustryFrom
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