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Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)

Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, is housed in the former Palace of Fine Arts from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Opened in 1933 the museum’s exhibits include a full-size replica coal mine, German submarine U-505 captured during World War II, a 3,500-square-foot (330 m2) model railroad, the command module of Apollo 8, and the first diesel-powered streamlined stainless-steel passenger train, the Pioneer Zephyr.

The museum has over 2,000 exhibits, displayed in 75 halls and are organised in the following zones:

  • Transportation Zone
  • Science Storms
  • Genetics: Decoding Life
  • Coal Mine
  • German submarine U-505
  • Space Center
  • Yesterday’s Mainstreet
  • Hall of Science

Exhibits of the Museum of Science and Industry – Chicago

  • Stephenson’s Rocket
  • 999 Empire State Express steam locomotive
  • Stuka dive bomber
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Boeing 727
  • German submarine U-505
  • Pioneer Zephyr

Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)

  • Name:                Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)
  • City:                    Chicago
  • Country:             United States
  • Established:        1933
  • Type:                  Science and technology museum
  • Address:            5700 South Lake Shore Drive, (at East 57th Street), Chicago, Illinois, US

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Exhibits of the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago)

  • Stephenson’s Rocket
  • 999 Empire State Express steam locomotive
  • Stuka dive bomber
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Boeing 727
  • German submarine U-505
  • Pioneer Zephyr

Quotes about Science and Industry

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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
– Isaac Asimov

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“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Science does not know its debt to imagination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”
– Charles Darwin

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I am not sure about the universe.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble

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“It is strange that only extraordinary men make discoveries, which later appear so easy and simple.”
– Georg C. Lichtenberg

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“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”
– Adam Smith

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“There is no law except the law that there is no law.”
– John Archibald Wheeler

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
– Isaac Newton

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“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.”
– Immanuel Kant

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“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
– Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Falsity in intellectual action is intellectual immorality.”
– Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin

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“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.”
– Edward Teller

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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
– Marie Curie

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“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.”
– Galileo

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“Everything is theoretically impossible until it is done.”
– Robert A. Heinlein

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“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
– Isaac Newton

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Photo Credit: JOM

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