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30 Chicago Museums for Kids to Explore

Museum of Science and Industry

 (724.0 mi)

This seems far off the beaten path, but SO worth it. The best museum in the city for ALL ages.
This is probably the best museum I've ever visited anywhere, and a great one for families because the exhibits appeal to such a wide range of interests (watch baby chicks hatch, create a wind storm, goggle at trains and submarines, lose yourself in a mathematical mirror maze...), with a lot of interactive and engaging elements.

This museum has it all! Built for the 1893 World's Fair, it opened as a museum in 1933 and has been a Chicago favorite since then. Any kid interested in vehicles will be in paradise. There is a huge model railroad, an actual German World War II submarine, and a bunch of airplanes.

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