Best Museum

2013-05-19T00:00:00Z Best Museum
May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, Ill.


The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Since opening their doors in 1933, they have welcomed a mind-boggling 175 million guests from around the world. Their mission, to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational, is realized through world-class exhibits such as Science Storms, the newest permanent exhibit revealing the science behind some of nature’s most powerful phenomena, and the U-505 Submarine, the only German U-boat in the United States.

“We have a world-class museum that offers things no one else has,” says Lisa Miner, director of public relations for the MSI. “It is amazing the sheer volume and content we have, and everything is hands-on, interactive. It’s all under one roof,” she says.


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