Chicago has some of the best museums in the world with some of the most unique and rare exhibits, from art, history, architecture, and science. One interactive fan favorite is the Museum of Science and Industry. Over 400,000 square feet, Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is one of the largest in the world with exhibits designed to keep your imagination swirling. And there’s no better time to visit with cooler weather approaching, spend your day inside and have an experience like no other.
Whether it’s your first time visiting or your 100th time there’s always something new to discover. With exhibits being changed in and out frequently along with the staples that make the museum experience so memorable make sure to try and get to everything (if you can). This month’s featured exhibit is the yearly Boo Fest! Beginning October 17th and lasting until November 1st, the Boo Fest features trick or treating around the museum, the “Scary Storage” exhibit which features some of the museum’s most unique curiosities. Something that you will not want to miss is the science of Halloween, which will feature pumpkin drops, slime, eyeballs, and spooky themed laboratory sessions to get you in the holiday spirit.
Some exhibits never get old, those that have been at the museum since the beginning are also the ones that make the museum worth visiting over and over. Exhibits like the transportation gallery which showcases historic vehicles from aircrafts and cars to locomotives. The most jaw dropping being a full 727 train car located right in the museum. Not intrigued yet? Maybe visiting the U-505, a real german submarine that was captured in world war two now sits in a hanger within the museum. Walk next to this 251ft submarine and relive history as you learn what life was like below the surface.
The permanent exhibits are always a must do when going to the Museum of Science and Industry but another exhibit that only comes once a year is just around the corner. Christmas Around the World is a yearly event that starts November 13th and will run through January 3rd! Giving you plenty of time to plan your visit. The Christmas Around the World exhibit began in 1942 and has been a tradition ever since, exploring holiday traditions from around the world through all different cultures. It is truly a one of a kind experience that is perfect for anyone ready to get into the Christmas spirit.
Museum hours are limited and it’s always a good idea to plan ahead of time, so make sure to head over to their website to get tickets and plan out your day!
By Will Norris