Museum of Science and Industry

History of the Great Train Story
One of the smallest complete railroad systems, the Museum of Science and Industry's original model railroad was the largest of its kind in the world when it opened in 1941.
How the Exhibit Was Created
It took more than 12 months to build The Great Train Story. Two Museum exhibit designers led a project team combining the talents of 40 people.
Eye Spy
One of the most special things about The Great Train Story is its amazing detail. From a friends frolicking on the beach, to an apple grove, to a team of Cub Scouts having a "bear" encounter—can you find them all?

Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily 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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