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Experience the world's largest display of LEGO® art.
Discover how past and present Black architects respond to the ever-changing needs of humanity.
Ride down the elevator and along the rails to learn about coal mining technology.
Dissect a cow eyeball in this insightful laboratory experience.
Two Thursday evenings in July for member-exclusive science fun!
Explore modern aviation in a real 727 restored to its original 1960s look.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
Experience and even control the flights of aircraft from throughout history.
See how energy shapes your world and our future.
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Wind your way through the ancient homelands, secret gems and hidden trails of North America.
Solve problems in a live stage show and tinker in interactive experiments.
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.
Dive into the world of a sea lion colony.
Be "transported" into space or the sea with state-of-the-art motion-based virtual reality.
Take an exhilarating journey through our solar system.
Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
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.
Immerse yourself in a world of tomorrow's inventions and today's visionaries.
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.
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.