Museum of Science and Industry
Occupying the only surviving building from the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry is America’s favorite interactive learning toy, our first experience with pushing buttons and watching the resulting action. Every schoolkid remembers the Coal Mine and the captured German sub, but recent years have seen a dramatic facelift for this popular institution. Commencing with the Henry Crown Space Center and culminating recently in the important exhibit on advances in genetic science, the MSI retains its knack for keeping the fun in learning.
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive (773)684-1414
Best of Chicago 2002