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Museum of Science and Industry

Those interested in the industrial and scientific history of America should pay a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, one of the largest science museums in the Western Hemisphere including fascinating collections that appeal to all ages. The museum opened in 1933 inside the stunning 19th century Palace of Fine Arts building, located in historic Jackson Park between Lake Michigan and the University of Chicago. The Museum of Science and Industry boasts a diverse and expansive collection including many famous attractions like the Apollo 8 spacecraft and a working coalmine.

  • Enjoy up-close looks at the U05-5 German submarine that was captured during WWII, a compelling glimpse into military history during a brief of extended trip to Chicago.
  • Admire the Pioneer Zephyr located in the Entry Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry, the first diesel-powered and streamlined stainless-steel train, and one of the museum’s most resonate attractions.
  • Visit the Science Storms exhibit featuring a water vapour tornado and tsunami tank, and learn about the physics of natural disasters.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the beautiful area of Chicago’s Hyde Park, which is situated near the city’s downtown centre as well as Lake Michigan. Several bus routes are available from Downtown Chicago to the Museum of Science and Industry. Visitors travelling via Metra Train should get off at the 55th Street Station, which is located just a few blocks away from the museum’s entrance. Locals and visitors alike agree that Chicago’s downtown area is best explored on foot, allowing passers-by to saver the centre’s historic architecture.

Hotels in Museum of Science and Industry

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1 Hyatt Place Chicago South-University Medical Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5

5225 S. Harper Avenue Map

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2 La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago - Lake Shore

3 stars
3.7 / 5

4900A S. Lake Shore Drive Map

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3 Chicago Lake Shore Hotel

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3.0 / 5 4 reviews

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4 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

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3.0 / 5 1 reviews

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5 Chicago South Loop Hotel

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6 Chinatown Hotel SRO Ltd.

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7 Inn of Chicago, an Ascend Collection hotel

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8 The Talbott Hotel

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20 E. Delaware Map

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9 The Palmer House Hilton

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10 Club Quarters, Central Loop

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111 West Adams Street Map

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