The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the biggest science centers in the world. For over 80 years, the museum has been welcoming its visitors into the world of science and technology. Its mission: awake the inventive genius in everybody and inspire children to explore science, technology, medicine and engineering.
Aside from temporary exhibitions, there are many permanent ones as well:
Science Storms, for example, shows the visitors what is behind such natural phenomena like lightening, fire, tornadoes, tsunamis and avalanches. More than 50 experiments help you understand nature's ways.
The human body is examined in YOU! The Experience. How are body and mind connected? The interactive exhibition draws your attention to your brain, heart, movements and diet as well as medical achievements.
Furthermore, the Museum of Science and Industry accommodates the only German submarine in the US. Around 200 artifacts tell the story of the submarine.
How to get there
Traveling by car you reach the museum from north and west via Lake Shore Drive and 57th Street. On the museum's west side you will find the underground garage. Coming from south, you can either exit the Interstate 90 at Stony Island Avenue (you can get to the museum via Cornell Drive and 57th Street) or the Interstate 94 at Garfield Boulevard (drive east via Morgan Drive, Payne Drive and Midway Plaisance, turn left and right to 57th street).
By public transport:
The following bus lines stop near the museum: 2 (Hyde Park Express; 57th and Stony Island stop), 6 (Jackson Park Express, 56th Street and Hyde Park Boulevard stop) and 10 (Museum of Science and Industry Bus).
If you want to take the train, the Metra Electric Line to and from downtown Chicago stops 55th/56th/57th Street. Coming from Indiana, you can take the South Shore Line that stops at 57th Street.