The Museum of Science and Industry showcases the country’s most engaging exhibits. The museum boasts over 35,000 artifacts, which are displayed in 2,000 exhibits. The museum first opened its doors in 1933 during the Century of Progress International Exposition, which celebrated Chicago’s centennial.
The museum’s architecture dates back to 1893 when it was constructed for the World’s Columbian Exposition. The original structure is Greek-inspired with three pavilions and ionic order columns.
As the second most visited attraction in Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry is definitely worth checking out. Here are some of the current museum exhibits: The Art of the Bicycle, U-505 Submarine, Things Come Apart, and Animal Inside Out. Located on 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.