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Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
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Celebrate with the entire family at the Museum's beloved annual holiday.
Travel back in time to the city forever preserved.
A powerful, immersive look inside the ocean plastic crisis.
Check out a stock car that's been transformed into a mobile masterpiece.
Celebrate our 90th year with artifacts from all nine decades.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Ride down the elevator and along the rails to learn about coal mining technology.
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Step aboard one of America’s first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
Explore modern aviation in a real 727 restored to its original 1960s look.
Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
Discover how past and present Black architects respond to the ever-changing needs of humanity.
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle.
Go to extremes with a photographer chasing our diminishing glaciers.
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
Follow the story of man's quest to travel the seas with the Museum’s collection of model ships.
Travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate detail on this massive model railroad.
Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
Step into a modern farm and explore the innovations that bring food to your table.
Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
An exhibit about humanity’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth.
See the world’s largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
Investigate the reflection and focus of sound by sending the tiniest whisper across the room.
Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.
This assembly line of robots manufactures fun while assembling custom toy tops before your eyes.