Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
|Address||5700 S Lake Shore Drive |
Chicago, IL 60637
|Price||$13-$27 + Parking $18|
|Museum Type||Children's, Science, Transportation, Other|
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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 space capsule used on the Apollo 8 mission.
Based on 2006 attendance, the Museum of Science and Industry was the fourth largest cultural attraction in Chicago. It rose to second place, based on 2007 attendance. 
- Residents of Chicago get a discounted price with ID
- Ask your Local Orthodox Rabbi about visiting if you are a Kohen. It is NO LONGER OK for Kohanim.
- CRC Kohain Guide.
- See website for General Admission Free days
- General admission is free on the following dates (2011):
January 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31 February 1 8 14 15 22 June 1 2 6 7 8 9 September 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30 October 31
Hours Subject to change. Always verify.
- Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
From the north Head south on Lake Shore Drive and turn right onto 57th Street. Get in the left lane and follow 57th Street around to the Museum's west side. Turn left to enter the Museum's underground garage. From the south Via I-94: Take I-94 West to the Garfield Boulevard exit (exit 57). From the exit ramp, turn right and continue east on Garfield/55th for approximately one mile into the entrance of Washington Park. Bear right onto Morgan Drive for a half-mile, and bear right again onto Payne Drive for about a third of a mile, then turn left on Midway Plaisance. Continue east on Midway Plaisance for about a mile until it ends at Cornell Avenue, then turn left. You will see the Museum ahead on your right. Turn right at the 57th Street stoplight to enter our underground parking garage. Via the Indiana Toll Road and Chicago Skyway: Exit the I-90 Chicago Skyway at Stony Island Avenue. Continue north on Stony Island for about a mile. As you approach E. 68th Street, move to the right two lanes so that you can bear right to follow Cornell Drive. Take Cornell Drive north about one mile, and turn right at the 57th Street stoplight to enter the parking garage. From the west Follow 290 East or 55 North to Lake Shore Drive. Go south on Lake Shore Drive. Exit right on 57th Drive. You'll need to be in the left-hand lane as you follow the curve around to the west side of the building and Cornell Drive. Turn left to enter the Museum's underground garage.