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Illinois Museum of Science and Industry
Museum of Science and Industry
Category: Family / Kids
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60637 773-684-1414
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Museum of Science and Industry Chicago: Hands-On Activities, Tours & Exhibits

Experiences and excitement are at the heart of this science and industry museum. It all begins with historic inventions. Get an in-depth look at the ocean through a U-505 submarine, try your skill with intelligent LEGO bricks, or travel through virtual reality. Don't miss Coal Mine, where you'll head down a mine shaft, ride along the rails, and get a lesson in coal mining technology. Wright Flyer is one of several exhibits exploring innovative inventions that influenced transportation history.



  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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  • U-505 In-Depth Experience
  • WOW! Tour


  • Exhibits
  • Omnimax Theater
  • Live Science Experiences
  • Tours


  • What are the Museum Hours?  Is There A Restaurant?

    Hours are 9:30 am-4 pm daily with extended hours to 5:30 pm from June-August. Hours may change during holiday periods or for special events. The Brain Food Court offers a variety of beverages, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and quick snacks. Jazzman's Cafe has coffee, smoothies, breakfast, and sandwiches.
  • Are strollers Allowed? What activities are Offered for kids?

    Guests may bring their own strollers and strollers are available for rent. Wagons are not permitted for safety reasons. Other amenities include free wheelchairs, coat check and a first-aid station. The Museum’s Idea Factory gives children 10 and under opportunities to explore science through fun interactive activities.

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