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Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Lower Level, Fairy Castle
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Experience the enchantment of a Fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle, more magical than ever after a major conservation project.

This elaborate house full of hand-crafted miniatures and artifacts was completed by silent film star Colleen Moore in 1935, and came to live at MSI in 1949. The Fairy Castle has delighted generations with its tiny treasures and imaginative presentation, representing the contributions of celebrities, artisans and craftspeople around the world. These include a painting by Walt Disney himself; the tiniest bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840; and ancient statues more than 2,000 years old.

Witness the magic of the Fairy Castle for yourself at the Museum and take a magical audio tour through its whimsical, intricate rooms.

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History of the Fairy Castle

Museum Hours
  • through November 29:
    Monday-Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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once upon a time lapse

Watch as the Fairy Castle is reassembled in under three minutes.

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