Museum of Science + Industry
Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The museum has over 2,000 exhibits, displayed in 75 major halls. 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 model railroad, the command module of Apollo 8, and the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train (Pioneer Zephyr). Other exhibits include "Yesterday's Mainstreet", a mock-up of a Chicago street from the early 20th century, complete with a cobblestone roadway, old-fashioned light fixtures, fire hydrants, and several shops. Access to several of the exhibits (including the Coal Mine and U-505) requires the payment of an additional fee.