We received courtesy tickets to the Museum & the Animal Inside Out exhibit. All opinions expressed are our own and we really truly love this Museum. I highly recommend a family pass since you can’t possibly cover all of the Museum in one visit.
Some of you may know this already, but Samantha and I gave up on giving our niece and nephews “stuff” for birthdays and instead give them the opportunity to experience new things. For Jonathan’s birthday this year, I took him and a friend to the Museum of Science and Industry. While the museum is great for just about any kid, this is right up Jonathan’s proverbial alley.
Pictures are not allowed in the exhibit except with special permission. Photos on this page are courtesy of the MSI website.
Animal Inside Out: A Body Worlds Production
We of course took advantage of much else of what MSI had to offer, but the museum itself is just too big to do in one day. Of special note, though, is that we toured the U505 submarine*. This tour was particularly relevant given the Memorial Day weekend. They naturally found the submarine a cool thing to be on. Even better, the submarine bridged the gap between a cool thing to do and an appreciation of our nation’s history. I feel like I have to brush up on my history afterward with all the questions they asked.
*The U505 submarine exhibit also has a cost in addition to the general admission. We have toured several of the special exhibits and have always had a wonderful experience!
If you are looking for something fun and meaningful to do with your kids this summer and happen to be in Chicago, head down to the Museum of Science and Industry. Bonus: Charlie loves to play the Simple Machines game online.