Despite what your kids may think, there’s more to science than just test tubes and explosions. This exceptional museum will expose them to the variety of the scientific world. The exhibits here are so engaging and astounding, you may have to remind your children that it’s not magic, but science that is making them work. Submerge yourself in history and technology on a tour of an actual WWII submarine and experience a little bit of what living onboard was like. All ages will delight in hopping aboard the Pioneer Zephyr train for a sensational simulated journey from Denver to Chicago so realistic you can practically feel every curve of the track. The interactive exhibits really allow for an unforgettable family outing. To see everything the whole museum has to offer, plan to spend at least half a day. After a few hours, parents and kids will especially love the five-story, wraparound Omnimax theater. It’s a great way to rest your feet for awhile while keeping the kids completely entertained. Tours of special exhibits and Omnimax tickets sell out fast, so make sure those are the first things you book when you get there.

Museum of Science and Industry

5700 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago IL 60637

(773) 684-1414

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