The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is not only one of the most famous landmarks of the Windy City, but also the largest science museum in the entire western hemisphere. Housed in the sole building that remains from the 1893 World’s Fair, the Museum of Science and Industry sits on 14 acres and is full of hands-on exhibits. Below are ten picks for the best things to do when visiting this must-see Chicago attraction.
Top 10 Things to Do at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry
You will never run out of things to do or see at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. Here are just a few of the many exhibits and events to check out:
#1 Science Storms Exhibit
This exhibit outlines the science behind the natural phenomena of lightning, fire, avalanches, tsunamis, and more. This is a permanent exhibit and is included with general admission.
#2 Transportation Gallery
Explore the fascinating technology and evolution of flying. Learn about jets, smaller aircrafts, and the Piccard Gondola at this one-of-a-kind exhibit.
#3 Yesterday’s Main Street
Take a trip back in time and learn about life in America at the beginning of the 20th century.
#4 YOU! The Experience
This unique exhibit looks at the ever-present connection between the human mind, body, and spirit.
#5 The Windy City…Then and Now
This fascinating virtual simulation takes you on a tour of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. This event runs until December of 2012.
#6 MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
The Emmy-nominated series MythBusters puts on an event that subjects the public to wild mysteries and great special effects.
#7 Earth Revealed
Get an up close and personal real-time view of planet Earth from high-tech computers and projectors.
#8 Fast Forward…Inventing the Future
This multimedia exhibit explores how our future lives are being shaped by our actions today.
#9 Henry Crown Space Center
This exhibit allows you to explore the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
#10 Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery
Enter the complex world of genetics and learn about the current and future roles of this great science.