Museum of Science and Industry

Explore the White City with Lisa Snyder and Tim Samuelson

A special presentation of the White City virtual tour by its creator and a city historian.

This fascinating virtual simulation tour of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is your chance for a hosted trip back through time. Explore the White City is a 90-minute auditorium event, featuring Dr. Lisa M. Snyder from the Urban Simulation Team at UCLA, as she presents a computer reconstruction of the White City using real-time visual simulation technology. You will see the latest additions to this ongoing project, and hear behind-the-scenes details of her work and research on this landmark event. Tim Samuelson, the City of Chicago’s cultural historian, joins Dr. Snyder to provide his expert commentary and historical perspective. A Q&A session follows the presentation.


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  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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