Museum of Science and Industry

Wright Flyer

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This exhibit is suitable for all ages.
Balcony Level, Wright Flyer
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Relive the birth of aviation alongside this history-making replica.

Appropriately taking point in the east balcony of the Transportation Gallery is a carefully crafted replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer. The first such replica in the U.S. to achieve powered flight during the centennial year of the Wright Brothers’ first flight, the biplane dubbed “The Spirit of Glen Ellyn” provides an up-close glimpse of the reality and daring of those first innovative flights.


How To

Make and Fly a Helicopter
See how changing the paper helicopter's shape or weight affects its flight.

Museum Hours
  • 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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