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Museum of Science and Industry


  • Address: 5700 S Lake Shore Dr
  • Vicinity: Jackson Park
  • Neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago
  • Hours: Daily: 9:30 am to 4 pm, every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Phone: (773) 684-1414
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Building
  • Museum Type: Congeries Repository

Originally built as the The Palace of Fine Arts for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, it is now the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. - AsNotedIn


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1891/00/00 Elias Disney Carpenter Ellis Disney earns $1.00 per day as carpenter constructing Columbian Exposition buildings. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1892/00/00 Francis Davis Millet Decorations Director Francis Millet becomes Director of Decoration for the Exposition, creates spray paint to paint the buildings quickly World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/00/00 Westinghouse Electric Company Electrical Engineer George Westinghouse wins the contract to power the World's Fair, beating out General Electric's bid by one million dollars. They illuminated the White City with a quarter million lights and demonstrated alternating current generation and distribution. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/00/00 Leon Auguste Perrey Sculptor The frighteningly realistic 'Death of Jezebel' is exhibited in the South Court, Rotunda and Galleries 57 and 58, World's Columbian Exposition. Death of Jezebel World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/00/00 Thomas Eakins Painter Eakins' The Agnew Clinic is exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition. The Agnew Clinic World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/05/01 Charles Atwood Architect Museum of Science and Industry is built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World's Columbian Exposition. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1933/00/00 Julius Rosenwald Benefactor Opens as the Museum of Science and Industry, interior remodled in Art Moderne style

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Particulars for Museum of Science and Industry:
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Science




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