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April 18, 2008
From journal Chicagoland Entertainment
January 24, 2001
When I was a kid, this was my favorite place ! Real Airplanes hang from the ceiling as if they are divebombing you from a concrete sky. The full size coal mine takes you down the shaft in a miners elevator where you then ride the electric cars as if YOU are going to work ! The Space Center not only shows you spacecraft and tools, but lets you operate docking simulators or take your own mission on a virtual space ride... and there's more !
U505 GERMAN SUBMARINE WW11- captured on the high seas in 1944, this is the first enemy vessel to be taken at war since 1815. Can you imagine them towing this thing sloshing 2000 miles to port BEFORE moving it to Chicago ?(My Dad's company moved it just from the Lake to the Museum, and THAT was a pain in the neck!)Take a walk below deck to get a real DAS BOOT feel. It couldn't have been a nice experience for the sailors, but you will have a ball !!
COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE- Ms. Moore was an actress who commissioned set designers, jewelers, plumbers, and electricians to develop the world's most amazing doll house in 1926 that cost $ 500,000 (yep,back then!)
We are talking platinum chairs set with diamonds and emeralds in the palace dining area. Table services made out of gold, needlepoint tapestries small enough for Tinkerbell, marble bathtubs with gold dolphin faucets that work....and when the museum closes I am SURE that this place comes alive with a grand ball for the fairy princess !
From journal My Kind of Town
March 24, 2005
The museum is fairly large but can be done in one day! Just make sure that you don’t dawdle too long at some of the exhibits. The museum combines learning with fun, and that should be its greatest claim to fame.
Some of the favorite exhibits that are there are the "rides" or special exhibits that allow you walk through and touch them. The Coal Mine has always been a favorite of everyone I know; I think it might have something to do with the elevator that you get to take down, the train is fun as well, with the simulation of speed. The submarine will give you a greater appreciation for sailors, and Apollo 8 for astronauts.
In addition to these favorites, everyone must visit Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle--whether male for female, young or old, it is something to see. It is taller than a small child and has real jewels, miniature furniture, working lighting, and is richly appointed. Definitely worth a trip to see. I have also always loved Yesterday’s Main Street; it is a recreation of a main street from the turn of the century. Children love to look in the windows, and it is a great way to teach children history (when they won’t even know it). Also, make sure to take a stop and watch the baby chicks hatch; the kids will talk about it for the rest of the day!
A trip to the museum wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the IMAX. Be warned that there is an extra fee to see a show here, so budget that into your trip. They are all educational films, but they aren’t dry or boring, and they are designed with the IMAX experience in mind. So when you are diving to the depths of Antarctica, you really will feel like you are diving. Be warned that if you get motion-sick, I would suggest that you sit this one out. The seats don’t move, but there is the feeling of movement, and depending on the movie, it is sometimes a good amount of it.
Museum of Science and Industry is a great museum to go to if you want a fun learning experience where you aren’t required to be quiet and not touch anything. Prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are free on Mondays and Tuesdays from January 3rd to March 15 and September 12 to November 24th.
From journal Windy City Spots
July 8, 2004
From journal Chicago - I Should Just Move There
September 23, 2003
From journal Family Funatics
December 31, 2001
From journal The Chicago city
December 10, 2001
The cool, but grossest part were the human slices and embryo/fetuses. They have a display of embryo/fetuses from the time of conception to birth so that you can see the different stages of development. Two adult humans were also frozen and sliced in 1/2" thick slices and preserved so that people can see just exactly what you look like on the inside. As I said, cool, but gross.
There are exhibits on transportation (air and rail), health (aids, human heart), minerals/rocks, atoms/neutrons, a working coal mine shaft (we didn't get to that exhibit), time, which was a bit over our heads (7&8yr olds), flight simulators/aircraft carriers/submarines, and networld (we didn't get there either.
It's worth the trip!!
From journal Chicago - A Great Destination
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
November 3, 2000
The food is also good. They have a Pizza Hut and an old fashioned ice cream parlor.
Lots and Lots of other cool things. I love this museum!!
From journal "Take me Out to the Ballgame''. The friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
October 26, 2005
From journal A Month in Chicago
July 10, 2005
From journal Chicago, IL