Science and Technology

This section features museums and other attractions related to science, technology and industrial history, including railroads, aviation and other forms of transportation. Natural history museums are listed in the "Creatures" section but may also be listed here.

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Chicago, IL, USA

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. . .

Batavia, IL, USA

The Batavia Depot Museum is a museum in Batavia, Illinois that was once the town's Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot. . .

Romeoville, IL, USA

The Beller Museum features a collection of cars and trucks from the 1928 through 1972 plus related tools, parts and advertising. . .

Kenosha, WI, USA

Dinosaur Discovery Museum is dedicated to the exploration and explication of the relationship between modern birds and ancient carnivorous biped dinosaurs. . .


Chicago, IL, USA

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is one of the largest such museums in the world. . .

Wheaton, IL, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of the US Army's 1st Infantry Division. . .

Oak Brook, IL, USA

The Graue Mill is a water-powered grist mill that was originally erected in 1852. . .


Evanston, IL, USA

This five-story museum in suburban Chicago houses a collection of more than 1100 timepieces and 70 stained glass windows. . .

Cicero, IL, USA

The Hawthorne Works was a large factory complex of the Western Electric Company in Cicero, Illinois. . .


Union, IL, USA

The Illinois Railway Museum is the largest railroad museum in the United States. . .


Chicago, IL, USA

The International Museum of Surgical Science is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. . .

Lisle, IL, USA

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum is a natural history museum on the campus of Benedictine University. . .

Sycamore, IL, USA

The Midwest Museum of Natural History is housed in a former Universalist Church built in 1875. . .


Chicago, IL, USA

The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. . .


Barrington, IL, USA

The foundation maintains a notable collection of antique music machines. . .

Volo, IL, USA

The Volo Auto Museum is an automobile museum and collector car dealer in the Chicago suburb of Volo. . .

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