When SOPHY Hyde Park opens this summer, it will have some distinguished neighbors in Hyde Park. Among them is The Museum of Science & Industry, which is dedicated to innovation. The museum is located in the 14-acre former Palace of Fine Arts, which hosted the famous World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and its one of the last remnants of the famous White City. Innovation was a hallmark of that fair, which brought together inventors such as Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
The Museum houses more than 35,000 artifacts, including a Boeing 727 and a German U-505 submarine, it’s renowned for it engaging hands-on exhibits that are ideal for younger visitors. Try taking a tour of your digestive system, learning about tornadoes or delve into the newest exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar, which opens May 24, 2018.
The Museum of Science and Industry is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Go to the website for details. https://www.msichicago.org/