Museum of Science and Industry


This is an archive page for an exhibit no longer open at MSI.

Exhibit Essentials

This exhibit is suitable for Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adults.

As you enter Networld, you instantly become immersed in the Internet with the humming of over 30 computers, 25 projectors and various other systems all running at once.

You can enhance your Networld experience by purchasing a Netpass card. The Netpass card can be used to digitize one’s body to create an avatar, which is a computerized form that will be your personal guide as you travel throughout the 5,000-square foot exhibit. With an avatar, your experience in Networld is completely unique from other guests’ experiences. No two moments are ever the same since each element in the exhibit is geared to be affected by your individual presence.

With the help of interactive walls, you will feel as though you are immersed in the superhighway traffic of the Internet as you go from station to station. Use your avatar to guide you to exhibit stations to learn about the foundation of the Internet’s technology, which includes bits, bandwidth and packet switching.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
Getting Here

Buy Tickets Online

Find It on the Map

Map of the Museum

See the Museum Map

Get our e-Newsletter!
Subscribe to the e-Newsletter
connect with msi!