Friday, December 9, 2011

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

If you are in Chicago then try to find time to visit the Museum of Science and Industry!  We have been going to this museum for our whole lives and still enjoy the exhibits.  There is always something new - and of course our favorites that don't change much.   Admission for adults is $14 and parking is available in the garage for $18.  Members of other museums may get reduced or free admission - check with your home center (St Louis Science Center members get in free).  There are added paid exhibits like the Omnimax movies, coal mine, U505 submarine tours and traveling exhibits also.  We attended the Dr Seuss exhibit on this visit.  No photos were allowed in this area - but it was very good with original works, drawings, cartoons, sculpture and more.  We learned that Dr Seuss rhymes with 'voice' NOT 'goose'!
Contest winner Kevin got to live in the museum for a month!

Transportation Gallery - United Arlines 727, 999 Steam Locomotive, Spirit of America car and many more historic modes of transportation

Science Storms - the science behind natural phenomena of lightning, fire, tornadoes, avalanches, tsunamis, sunlight and atoms in motion

Everyone who knows this museum has their favorite spot - the chicks hatching, coal mine, U505, human development, Finnegan's Ice Cream Parlor, Coleen Moore's Fairy Castle.....  Check the schedules when you go to attend hands on science experiments led by museum staff. 

Gunther von Hagens' circulatory system - there are other body systems and illnesses shown in this way too

One of the many rooms in the Fairy Castle

Who can resist the lightning ball?!
The Museum of Science and Industry is located just off Lake Shore Drive and you can plan your visit by logging on to

1 comment:

  1. Very effective stylization of the attractive woman, absorbed in her sewing. Nice flowing purple cloth leading into the distance. Quite different, and somehow the same, as this woman resting from her sewing in a sunny garden, painted by American impressionist artist Frederick Carl Frieseke, The painting can be seen at, and ordered as a canvas print.