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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Museum of Science and Industry

Special Exhibits cost extra. Please see the Museum of Science & Industry web site for details.

To reserve a spot, go to Chicago Conventions.

(Note - You will have to join Chicago Conventions to RSVP, but joining is free and you can leave after the event.)

Getting There

The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood. If you have a car, there is a parking garage that costs $20. If you don't have a car, take one of the buses listed on the museum website.

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Since the doors opened in 1933, they've welcomed more than 175 million guests from around the world. Their mission, to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational, is realized through world-class exhibits such as: 'Science Storms,' the newest permanent exhibit revealing the science behind some of nature's most powerful phenomena; 'YOU! The Experience,' an exhibit that lets you explore what it means to live a vital, healthy life in the 21st century; and the U-505 Submarine, the only German U-boat in the United States.

Special Exhibits

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition

Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated series 'MythBusters' specializes in subjecting wild ideas to some wildly entertaining experiments. Try a dozen hands-on experiments that will get your heart and mind racing, watch live MythBusting demonstrations, and explore authentic props and gadgets direct from the 'MythBusters' set.

This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.

Note that this exhibit closes on Monday, September 3, 2012.

Cost: Adults/Seniors: $10; Children (3-11): $8

Life in Space?

Did Mars ever harbor life? Could humans live on the moon? Potential answers to these two big questions are the centerpieces of 'Life in Space?' This temporary exhibit features one of the only full-scale models of the Curiosity Mars Rover, and presents a prototype for how lunar colonists might be able to grow food on the moon.

This exhibit is included in general admission.