Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois

33 Mentions on Trippy

Museum of Science and Industry

South Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60637

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(773) 684-1414

  • 5 mentions in What to do in one weekend in Chicago?

    • Matthew H.

      Matthew H. said, "...display in the Chicago area; it's quite fascinating. Get your tickets at Chicago's First Lady Dock. Kristi nailed it with the Museum of Science and Industry, by far the best science museum in Chicago. Also the best place to see remnants of White City..." See More

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...The Museum of Science and Industry is in Hyde Park, a neighborhood of Chicago, and is pretty far outside the city, plan on spending a good chunk of a day if you decide to go there. The Adler Planetarium is more central if astronomy is..." See More

    • Larry C.

      Larry C. said, "...Adler Planetarium (my favorite),Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum and all are walking distance from each other. Further south is the Museum of Science and Industry. There is also a very cool small museum lasers & holography. There are many hundreds of restaurants so..." See More

    • Manishi S.

      Manishi S. said, "...Museums are great. Museum of Science and Industry is my favorite. Shedd Aquarium is a great place as well. In the evening, make sure to visit the Millennium Park. Go their before sunset and stay till all lights come on. Michigan Avenue (on which Millennium..." See More

    • ross f.

      ross f. said, "...Millenium Park, Wrigley Field Museum of Science and Industry, Michigan AvenueThe Field MuseumChinatown,Wicker Park, West Loop..." See More

  • 3 mentions in Kid friendly places for a day trip in downtown Chicago?

    • Lauren F.

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      Lauren F. said, "...another great free option for a nice day and for museums you have the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy pier, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Field Museum of Natural History - all great options. The Shedd Aquarium is right next to..." See More

    • D C.

      D C. said, "...boat rides on Lake Michigan. Chicago has several museums to choose from that will definitely fill a day. Start with The Museum of Science and Industry which has several hands-on exhibits. If history is your thing, check out Field Museum of Natural History. Across from..." See More

    • Leonard L.

      Leonard L. said, "...take up a half-day or more, so for a day trip you'll be able to visit one or two at most. Museum of Science and Industry is fantastic, even for those not particularly interested in science with lots of fun, hands-on, interactive exhibits. Field Museum..." See More

  • 3 mentions in What to do with a 7 year old in Chicago?

    • Aileen M.

      Aileen M. said, "...History has a collection of dinosaurs that are sure to impress. The Shedd Aquarium was a favourite of our kids. The Museum of Science and Industry is also fantastic. Take her for deep dish pizza (Giordano's is our favourite). The hop on hop off bus..." See More

    • Susan E.

      Susan E. said, "...Love the museums ( Museum of Science and Industry ), including the Shedd Aquarium, but if you're going on the weekend I would suggest going when they first open. Navy Pier has lots of tourists but also lots of things to do, including the Chicago..." See More

    • Rob C.

      Rob C. said, "...American Girl Place if it's still open. The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn by the Navy Pier Rainforest Cafe Museum of Science and Industry..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Chicago with Kids- where to stay and what to do?

    • Lauren F.

      Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

      Lauren F. said, "...RB- The Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum of Natural History would all be great options for your grandsons, tons of great stuff to do at each with kids! You'll find the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier and you could..." See More

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...The others have hit on most of the usual suggestions, with 2 days the Museum of Science and Industry might require a bit more time than you want to spend and I'd also mention that it's not in the city center so it takes up..." See More

  • 2 mentions in Things to do during a long weekend in Chicago for anniversary

    • Christy E.

      Christy E. said, "...and walked down by the river ( Chicago Riverwalk ). We also went to the Shedd Aquarium , Adler Planetarium , Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), and took an architectural boat tour and a segway tour. Of everything we did during our trips, the..." See More

    • Tommy H.

      Tommy H. said, "...of Chicago the Rockefeller Chapel . Oh and you want some romance go to the Osaka garden . Also go to Museum of Science and Industry so you can see one of the original buildings and the layout of the Devil in the White City...." See More

  • 2 mentions in How many days should I spend in Chicago?

    • Madison S.

      Madison S. said, "...is particularly wonderful, especially the newer modern wing which has a great spot for lunch Terzo Piano. The Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry are also great. I would 100% disagree about the lack of amazing food in Chicago, there are a myriad..." See More

    • Tim H.

      Tim H. said, "...the like, there are some world class things to see and that will take some time. The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, etc. Of them, only the Art Institute is really "in the..." See More

  • 2 mentions in What to do in Chicago during the winter?

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...at one of the fabulous museums, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry. Provided that we are not having totally arctic temperatures (like the rest of this week!), you might try..." See More

    • Justin S.

      Justin S. said, "...to Slurping Turtle and eat as much of the spicy ramen as possible to stay warm. Then maybe go to the Museum of Science and Industry. I just like walking around in the city from place to place ... even in the cold...." See More

  • 1 mention in Driving from Chicago to Denver on I-90, what are sites to see on the way?

    • Andy P.

      Andy P. said, "...you can never see enough of the major museums in Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Science and Industry. Really some of the best in the world. There's entire books on the City. So much to say,..." See More

  • 1 mention in Kid Friendly in Chicago

    • Melissa C.

      Melissa C. said, "...for it, but most kids like the dinosaur exhibit. It's right by the Shedd Aquarium. You could also check out the Museum of Science and Industry. I don't have kids myself, but have taken my nieces and nephews to all these places at all..." See More

  • 1 mention in Best free things to do in Chicago?

    • Kyle T.

      Kyle T. said, "...The museum culture in Chicago is amazing. I'd suggest checking out The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. The Museum of Science and Industry is also a really dope one. The aquarium, depending on your budget, might be superfluous. Since you'll be here in..." See More

  • 1 mention in Museums of art to visit in Chicago?

    • Debbie L.

      Debbie L. said, "...this isn't an art museum per se and it could just be the nerd in me, but I really love the Museum of Science and Industry. To me, it's like art meets science there. $27 for adults. By the way, a lot of these..." See More

  • 1 mention in Labor Day weekend in Chicago?

    • Bridge M.

      Bridge M. said, "...things in the city are: Architectural Tours (There are many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in Chicago)The The Art Institute of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry- this can be an entire day in itselfRent bikes in Millenium Park and ride along the Lake Front..." See More

  • 1 mention in Can't decide! What's a better place to visit, Cleveland or Chicago?

    • Vince A.

      Vince A. said, "...on the Chicago River. Go on top of the Willis Tower (old Sears) tower. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, etc. Chicago has the best restuarants in the world and you must try the deep..." See More

  • 1 mention in Fun stuff

    • Crystal L.

      Crystal L. said, "...March 24th. Honestly, all of these park are equally enjoyable for adults as well. They are each unique and beautifully designed. Museum of Science and Industry is out of downtown, but is so amazing. There are tons of interactive science experiments that all of you..." See More

  • 1 mention in Cheap Fun Activities in Chicago

    • Lori E.

      Lori E. said, "...see for free or very discounted. I know that the The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History, and Museum of Science and Industry have free admission for teachers (and perhaps college students as well, though check first if its any state or..." See More

  • 1 mention in Chicago: Is Navy Pier, the Bean, and Willis Tower really worth seeing?

    • Justin S.

      Justin S. said, "...The Bean and the park is kind of cool. The rest? Meh. Navy Pier especially looks stuck in the 1970s. The Museum of Science and Industry is always one of my favorite museums anywhere. Since I'm a sucker for craft beer, I love Revolution Brewing...." See More

  • 1 mention in January in Chicago with a 5 year old??

    • Crystal L.

      Crystal L. said, "...I have lived there on and off over the past decade. I think the absolute best activity for children is the Museum of Science and Industry. It's great for adults too, set in a beautiful huge building constructed for the 1983 World's Fair. It..." See More

  • 1 mention in Non-touristy family-friendly things in Chicago

    • Emily B.

      Emily B. said, "...museums, depending on your kids' interests, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Field Museum of Natural History and Museum of Science and Industry are all worth checking out and also might be a nice reprieve from the heat. Beyond the immediate downtown..." See More

  • 1 mention in Must-do things in Chicago?

    • Matthew H.

      Matthew H. said, "...childhood dreams as an astronaut looking at the stars. But another hidden gem in Chicago is a bit beyond walking distance Museum of Science and Industry; you can lose a whole day walking through this highly interactive museum!..." See More

  • 1 mention in Suggestions on nightlife, food and/or anything else

    • Kristi D.

      Kristi D. said, "...a great place to spend time, as are the Field Museum of Natural History, the The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Willis Tower (Sears Tower to folks who live here and refuse to call it that), the John..." See More

  • 1 mention in Non touristy weekend in Chicago suggestions?

    • Emily B.

      Emily B. said, "...a great restaurant that also has a very cool music venue upstairs and worth checking out if there is anyone playing. Museum of Science and Industry is also in the area and worth checking out if you've never been. Have a great time!..." See More