Museum of Science and Industry

Highly recommended
This noisy hall of wonders and widgets is one of Chicago's most popular attractions. Dedicated to presenting science, industry and technology in an entertaining way, the museum's hands-on displays invite visitors to push, pull, compute and enjoy exploring topics in six zones: the human body, transportation, communication, manufacturing, energy/environment, and space/defense. You can take a simulated flight, tour a submarine, take in a 3-D movie or explore the Idea Factory (geared toward youngsters) as well.

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5700 S. Lake Shore Drive et 57th St.

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