Museum of Science and Industry

The U-505 Exhibit

The historic submarine now resides in an amazing indoor exhibition showcasing the story of its capture and exploring the technology and living conditions aboard the vessel. With multiple interactive units, archival media, videos narrated by Bill Kurtis and nearly 200 artifacts, the U-505 Submarine exhibit is a treasure trove of history as well as a National Historic Landmark.

Restoration & Relocation
Fifty years of turbulent Chicago weather may have proven to be the U-505's most brutal enemy.
Artifacts
The U-505 Submarine exhibit contains nearly 200 artifacts that tell the story of the U-505.
Interactives
These immersive experiences invite you to re-live the history and technology of a U-boat for yourself!
Optional On-Board Tour
Board the U-505 Submarine and experience life aboard this sub first-hand in the days leading up to her capture.

Museum Hours
  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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
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U-505 Extend the Experience DVD

Experience the U-505 as you never have before!

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