Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry

I’ve gotten to check out a number of museums in Chicago and have yet to pay for any of them. They all have free days a couple times a month so I just go when it’s free.

Last week I wrote about the Mexican Art Museum. Now it’s time to report on the Museum of Science and Industry. This was a really huge museum with a bunch of different wings and a lot of items that don’t seem to go together. They have a room with old fighter jets from wars, a room dedicated to computers, then another room about cows and farming.

I liked the room with a mini version of Chicago. It’s the Mister Rogers version of the Windy City!

The biggest room had an actual United Airlines plane from years ago that visitors could walk inside, as well as several smaller fighter planes from World War II.

There was a room about genetics that didn’t hold my interest.

Here’s the farming room with the plastic cows.

For some reason they had a chick hatchery.

Another room featured old-timey fire engines from the early 1900s.

There was so much to explore that I didn’t have time to see everything before the museum closed. It’s definitely a good way to spend a few hours in the city.

4 Responses to Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry

  1. Kim (from cs) says:

    I think it’s time this museum has a facelift. It has been the same since I was a little kid. There are a bunch of wings that have never been able to understand!

    I did think the You! exhibit was pretty cool, especially the prenatal development part. And, this little cows in the model of Chicago still make me smile 🙂

  2. Scott says:

    Yeah, I can imagine they probably keep a lot of the same exhibits for years. At least it’s free if you go on the right day!

  3. Bali Villas says:

    I like the Diorama for Chicago best. Maybe it’s because of my childish attitude.

  4. […] Here’s part 3 in my occasional series of posts about Chicago’s local attractions. So far I’ve written about the Mexican Art Museum and the Museum of Science & Industry. […]

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