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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is a science museum located in Chicago, Illinois, in Jackson Park, in the Hyde Park neighborhood between Lake Michigan and The University of Chicago. It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Initially endowed by Julius Rosenwald, the Sears, Roebuck and Company president and philanthropist, it was supported by the Commercial Club of Chicago and opened in 1933 during the Century of Progress Exposition. Among the museum's exhibits are a full-size replica coal mine, German submarine U-505 captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) model railroad, the command module of Apollo 8, and the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr). David R. Mosena has been president and CEO of the private, non-profit museum since 1998.

Phone

+1 773-684-1414

Website

http://www.msichicago.org/

Opening hours

  • Sunday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Monday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Friday 09:30 - 16:00
  • Saturday 09:30 - 16:00
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