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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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Adler Planetarium

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Batavia Depot Museum

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. . .

Beller Museum

Romeoville, IL, USA

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

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Kenosha, WI, USA

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


Field Museum of Natural History

Chicago, IL, USA

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

First Division Museum at Cantigny

Wheaton, IL, USA

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

Graue Mill and Museum

Oak Brook, IL, USA

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


Halim Time & Glass Museum

Evanston, IL, USA

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

Hawthorne Works Museum and Archives

Cicero, IL, USA

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


Illinois Railway Museum

Union, IL, USA

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


International Museum of Surgical Science

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum

Lisle, IL, USA

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

Midwest Museum of Natural History

Sycamore, IL, USA

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


Museum of Science + Industry

Chicago, IL, USA

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

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago, IL, USA

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum focuses on the natural history of the Chicago region. . .


Sanfilippo Foundation

Barrington, IL, USA

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

Volo Auto Museum

Volo, IL, USA

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

Zoos & Aquariums

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield, IL, USA

Brookfield Zoo is a zoo in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. . .

Cosley Zoo

Wheaton, IL, USA

Cosley Zoo is an AZA-accredited zoo in Wheaton, Illinois. . .

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, IL, USA

Lincoln Park Zoo is a free 35-acre zoo in Lincoln Park in Chicago. . .

Shedd Aquarium

Chicago, IL, USA

Shedd Aquarium (formally the John G. Shedd Aquarium) is an indoor public aquarium in Chicago. . .

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