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Free Days at the Museum of Science and Industry

Bring the family from anywhere in Illinois for Free Days at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, on selected dates in January, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

Free Days at the Museum of Science and Industry! Consider all the fees for a day of exploring this great institution, from parking to meals to gift shops. A family could easily spend one hundred dollars. But bring an Illinois ID on: January 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, and 25-29, and walk in free of charge!

At the Free Days at the Museum of Science and Industry, enjoy the exhibit, Numbers in Nature, and appreciate how life is enhanced by mathematical patterns, from the ridges of mountains to the intricate lace of sunflowers. The centerpiece is a 1,800 square foot mirror maze! Enjoy All Aboard the Silver Streak: Pioneer Zephyr! Learn how trains use compression ignition, center of gravity, and streamlining! The Great Train Story features 20 model trains running on 1,400 feet of track! Raise and lower a drawbridge! Help design and build a train tunnel! And there is so much more to see and do!

IMAX and special exhibits available by ticket only.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 5700 South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The museum is literally a short walk away from the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel. For more information about exhibits, hours, etc., go online to:

Make your Free Days at the Museum of Science and Industry experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.