The Museum of Science and Industry

When we were in Chicago last month, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry, which was always one of my favorite Chicago locations:

I had managed to forget how huge it is, however! We only had about five hours to spend there, which meant we went at breakneck speed to see and do a lot of things, even through we knew we’d never see everything. One of the first things we did was go through the mirror maze, which I found terrifying, because I was certain we were going to lose a child in there! It did look cool, though!

We slowed down long enough to watch the Tesla coil demonstration:

There was so much more to see. In addition to touring the special Lego exhibit, we also spent a good deal of time admiring Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle, and went on the U-505 tour.

All that was just the tip of the iceberg! We checked out some of the trains, (including a cool model train story depicting travel from Chicago to Seattle), saw the chicks (including one that had just hatched!), played with a plasma globe, took in as much space stuff as we could, watched how a robot assembly line works, and even visited Yesterday’s Main Street. There is seriously so much there!

I was especially tickled to run across one of the “Cows on Parade” from the art installation that was popular in Chicago so many years ago!

It was a fun, busy day…I only hope that someday, we can go back, and see some of the things we missed!

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