Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Museum of Science & Industry

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Museum of Science & Industry

A few weeks back I won some tickets to Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry from my friend Rosey's Blog. I was so excited because I have not been to that museum yet. We go to Chicago quite often, but haven't found the time to visit it, yet I have been wanting to for some time now. We decided to head over there on Thursday, kind of a last hurrah before school starts next week.


The museum is huge, with 3 floors full of cool stuff. One of the favorite exhibits was the submarine. It is the only German submarine here in the states, and it was massive! We didn't go inside though, as that cost extra, and we had already bought tickets to a different exhibit.


I loved how hands on the museum is. There were many different activities that got the girls trying out different science experiments!

Her hair is gone with the wind...


 For me, the best part was Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle. I am a sucker for all things fairytale, so getting to see this castle was amazing! Seriously, it's my dream dollhouse :)

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There are so many hidden gems in the castle. There is a Cinderella mural on one of the walls, Jack and the Beanstalk in one of the stained glass windows, it has one of the tiniest bibles ever written, and a painting hanging on one of the walls done by Walt Disney himself! How cool is that!?

The room was dark, so my pics suck, but you get an idea of it's grandeur!

The Prince's Bedroom

Cinderella on the back wall.
Dining Room
The bathroom. See the running water in the tub?

If you stop in, make sure you don't pass this exhibit up! It really is breathtaking! 

We did pay to see The Last Reef in the Omni Theater. Honestly, I wouldn't recommend that one. We paid about $35 for the 4 of us to see it. It seemed like a crummy movie we would have watched in our 7th grade science class. I was bored out of my mind, Jason kept closing his eyes, and Allison was getting fidgity. However, Mariah did enjoy it. But then again, she has always wanted to be a marine biologist, so she would hehehe.

Overall, I am so happy with our visit! Thanks again to Rosey and The Museum of Science & Industry for a wonderful time!

The Museum of Science and Industry is located in Chicago, IL. You can find them at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Have you been to The Museum of Science & Industry? If not, what is your favorite museum?



26 comments:

  1. That looks like a very cool place. I love hands-on museums too. They're entertaining for kids and adults.

    Happy weekend, Theresa.
    xoRobyn

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  2. It looks amazing, Theresa. I'm sure, you had a good time together.

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  3. sounds like Discovery Place in NC

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  4. Wow.. that fairy castle is so real looking in the pictures. Someone put a lot of work into it.

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  5. Oh my god, my boys would LOVE that place!! Especially that maze. They love stuff like that.

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  6. Very very good post Theresa!!!! Have you already shared the skydeck pics???
    I'd love that you know.

    I was in Chicago last in 2011. Maybe we can meet next time Iam there :)

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    1. Definitely Z! That would be so fun!

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  7. I think I'd like the fairy castle best too :)

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  8. I have always wanted to go to a museum. Believe it or not I've never been to one. If I'm ever in Chicago I'm most definitely going here :)

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  9. We went last year. It's so sweet!

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  10. My favorite museum is the Louvre. ;) I think we should go together and review it...fully sponsored and with families of course (hey, if a girl's gonna dream, might as well dream big!). :)

    I've heard so many good things about the Museum of Science. It looks like a fabulous place to visit. We'd hoped to visit before school started, but things got too hectic so we're waiting. I want to get over there before Chicago gets too cold (cuz I'm a wimp like that), so knock on wood we'll be able to make the trip soon. I'm glad you went, and really glad you had a good time (the castle is awesome!).

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    1. I think your dreams Rosey! If we could ever manage to pull that one off, that would be a dream come true lol.

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  11. Looks like one that would be great to go to as they can view and have fun too

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  12. Too cool! We have a science center that I haven't been to yet. Definitely going to check it out soon! Thanks for the tour.

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  13. Oh you have brought back so many memories of my kids growing up. Isn't that the BEST place Ever!

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  14. That is one of the best museums in the ever. When I was a kid in St. Louis, we took a field trip to Chicago just for that museum. It was well worth the long drive.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  15. It looks like you all had a lot of fun! I don't get to that area much, ha. We have something like that here in Silicon Valley, but it really needs to step up a bit. :-0

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  16. I haven't been to many museums. But this looks like a cool one. Lovely informative post.

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  17. there's a fairytale castle in a museum for science and tech??? how interesting!! haha.. next year we'll be having a new museum up for natural history. excited :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. Can't wait to see your post about it Ai :)

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  18. I've only been to Chicago once. Looks like an interesting museum with lots to do.

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  19. It must have been so interesting being there Theresa! Great shots!

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  20. Very cool!! I would love to visit that place..definitely something that would be great to take the kids some day :) Sure looks like fun!!

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  21. We have similar to this in my country, I used to go there when I was in junior high because it was near my school. Really loved playing with some cool stuff there like electric ball or something like on your pics. It was indeed great fun!

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