Museum of Science & Industry

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Fee: $15

Sun. 9:30 AM–4 PM
Mon. 9:30 AM–4 PM
Tue. 9:30 AM–4 PM
Wed. 9:30 AM–4 PM
Thu. 9:30 AM–4 PM
Fri. 9:30 AM–4 PM
Sat. 9:30 AM–4 PM
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, Chicago 60637
(773) 684-1414

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Museum of Science and Industry
The MSI (website) is a Museum (Science) in Chicago.
Official description from MSI:

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. We have welcomed more than 175 million guests in our 75 years, and our ongoing mission has been to inspire the inventive genius in all of them with world-class, permanent exhibits such as the U-505 Submarine, the only German U-boat in the United States; or world-premiere temporary exhibits such as 2008's Smart Home: Green + Wired.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood adjacent to Lake Michigan. It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Initially endowed by Sears, Roebuck and Company president and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, it first opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress Exposition. It is also the largest science museum in the western hemisphere. Among its diverse and expansive exhibits, the Museum features a working coal mine, a German submarine (U-505) captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) model railroad, the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr), and a NASA spacecraft used on the Apollo 8 mission.

Promotional images for exhibits from MSI official site

Current Exhibitions

Apr 06, 2011 – Sep 25, 2011
Through rare and original photography, including unique, new X-ray images of the interiors of the spacesuits, this exhibit reveals how the modern technological marvel that is the spacesuit enables astronauts to live and work in space.
Now Ongoing
At the Baby Chick Hatchery—one of the Museum’s most beloved experiences—you’ll watch as chicks peck out of their shells and take their first steps. Fertilized eggs are placed in an incubator each day! The hatchery illustrates animal development and answers questions like, “what is a fertile egg?” and “how can you tell if a chick is male or female?”

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