Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is offering free general admission for a limited time. Illinois residents who can show proof of residency will be able to enjoy most of the museum's exhibits and attractions for free on the following dates:
- January 7-11
- January 14-18
- January 21-25
- January 28-31
- February 6, 13, 20 & 27
According to the Museum of Science and Industry website , the museum is the largest science center in the western hemisphere. With over 35,000 artifacts within its 14 acres of hands on exhibits, the museum offers children and grown ups alike endless opportunities for fun, educational experiences.
Some of the exhibits residents will be able to enjoy for free include the U-505 WWII Submarine, the California Zephyr, Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle, and the Great Train Story, one of the world's smallest, complete railroad systems.
As the offer is for free general admission only, a small entry fee is still required for parking and for those wishing to experience the following exhibits:
- Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit
- Coal Mine
- U-505 On-board tour
- WOW! Tour
- Omnimax Theater
Visitors unable to demonstrate valid proof of Illinois residency will be required to pay the full general admission fee.
The Museum of Science and Industry is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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