Museum of Science and Industry


The White City...Then and Now

Go back in time to visit the Museum during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

 


Event Essentials


  • Duration:
  • 90 minutes
  • Date:
  • July 27, 2014, August 9, 2014, August 24, 2014, September 13, 2014, September 28, 2014, October 11, 2014, October 25, 2014, November 8, 2014, November 23, 2014, December 6, 2014, December 21, 2014
  • Time:
  • 1:00 PM
  • Tickets:
  • This event requires a ticket for entry.
  • Cost:
  • Members: $30; Nonmembers: $35 + Museum Entry (required)
Schedule

Select Saturdays and Sundays (see schedule at left)

This is an interactive exploration of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as The White City. You will get a chance to look at some of the buildings from the fair through our 3D virtual simulation, then go on an outdoor walking tour of the Museum's historic features. During this experience you'll have fun learning about some of the innovations, people and culture that made the White City influential, and how those innovators and their inventions still impact our lives today.

This experience is recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets do not include Museum Entry, which is also required to attend. See below for ticket information.

The White City...Then and Now Tour Dates

Tour dates in 2014 are as follows (all tours 1 p.m.):

           

Sunday, July 27
Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 24
Saturday, September 13
Sunday, September 28

     

Saturday, October 11
Saturday, October 25
Saturday, November 8
Sunday, November 23
Saturday, December 6
Sunday, December 21

     

Tickets

This experience is not included in Museum Entry, and requires a separate, timed-entry ticket.

Members: $30
Nonmembers: $35 (plus Museum Entry)

Order your White City…Then and Now and Museum Entry tickets by phone by calling the Museum at (773) 684-1414.

Notes: Accessibility and Weather
T
he outdoor portion of the tour is not wheelchair accessible. For more about accessibility, please call (773) 684-1414. Guests are advised to bring a coat during colder months. The tour will not go outside during extreme weather conditions.

Tours are subject to change, and may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance due to special events or limited attendance.


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
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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.

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