This Sunday, MSI will open at 11 a.m. due to Bike the Drive. More Hours

Don your best fair attire and step foot inside the last remaining building from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

Travel back in time and become one of the 27 million guests who experienced the glitz and glamour of the World’s Fair. Sample rare music from the era; taste signature snacks and drinks made popular at the fair including popcorn, hot dogs and Pabst Blue Ribbon; and take selfies with some of the fair’s most popular guests including the Golden Lady of the Republic. Plus, sit in on a live presentation as WBEZ’s Curious City podcast dives into the fair’s history.


Admission costs $30 and includes free on-site parking in our underground garage, snacks, one beer or cocktail, and exclusive access to over a dozen exhibits. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets to see the Curious City presentation are included with admission and available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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