|Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry - it took us ONE YEAR to get through MOST OF IT.|
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|Sunday, 08 September 2013 23:33|
When we moved to Chicago we purchased a family membership to the Museum of Science and Industry. As fans of all the museums in our beloved Cleveland that we frequented often - we ambitiously thought we could "do" this museum in one day and revisit our favorite exhibitions later. It's what we did for years at the Great Lakes Science Center and the Natural History Museum - found something that we wanted to study and spent more time absorbing it. We loved it.
It's been a year and not only have we not completed everything at Science and Industry, we need to upgrade to the "household premium" membership because we've exhausted all our special exhibition passes and had to pay for one today. The Coal Mine exhibition that has been there since 1933 - well worth the extra money. That's where my children learned that back in the days people were paid on production and not by hours. Even if you had a bad day, you had to produce to put food on your table.
This has been our fifth or sixth visit in one year - that's like every-other-month for those of you who weren't math majors in college, like me. We've always found free street parking within a half mile radius of the museum and have always found that we don't have enough time to explore everything within. That's the funny thing though... with nearly FOURTEEN ACRES discovering the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, we can't do it all in one visit. Or in six visits. Or seven!
We will be back to tackle it, once again, next month.
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