Created in 1933, The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the largest science museums in the world, the largest in the western hemisphere, home to over 35,000 artifacts and 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits. These exhibits were designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity, and have done just that for over 180 million guests since it’s opening. This museum is actually located in the only remaining building in the city used in the 1893 World Columbian Exposition, the then Palace of Fine Arts. The Museum of Science and Industry strives to inspire inventive genius, doing so with captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational.
This impressive collection of world-class exhibits features such fun and popular attractions as Science Storms, the scientific and exciting explanation of nature's biggest and baddest storms, YOU!, the exhibit on living a vital and healthy life in the 21st century, and U-505 Submarine, the only remaining German U Boat in the US. You can also see current exhibits Humpback Whales, Robot Revolution , and Journey to Space. Science truly comes alive for children and adults of all ages here, and after you’ve learned all you can head over to the 5-story domed Omnimax Theater, 800 seat auditorium, the Brain Food Court, or the KidsStop or Shop Earth gift shops.