Museum of Science and Industry Chicago (Chicago)

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago. It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Initially endowed by Julius Rosenwald, the Sears, Roebuck and Company president and philanthropist, it was supported by the Commercial Club of Chicago and opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress Exposition.

It is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Among its diverse and expansive exhibits, the Museum features a full-size replica 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 the Apollo 8 spacecraft that carried the first humans to orbit the Moon.

Other exhibits include Yesterday's Mainstreet; a mock-up of a Chicago street from the early 20th century, complete with a cobblestone road, old-fashioned light fixtures, fire hydrants, and several shops, including the precursors to several Chicago-based businesses.

Location:
E.57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Public transit access CTA Bus routes:
Routes 6 and 28 (to 56th Street and Hyde Park Boulevard)
Route 10 (to Museum of Science and Industry)
Metra Train: 55th-56th-57th Street Station (between Stony Island and Lake Park Avenues)

 

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