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The tour begins in the museum with an interactive display of the exposition. Participants will use a 3D virtual simulation to see fair buildings. Then they will take a walking tour that will feature the historic aspects of the museum building, which was built for the exposition. It was called the Palace of Fine Arts. (The outside portion of the walk is not wheelchair accessible.)
Included in the tour is information about those who made the White City important, some of the innovations that came out of the fair, and how those inventors and their discoveries still influence people today.
The White City isn't the only tour that expands a visit to the museum. Another one centers on a submarine -- U-505: In-Depth Experience. The U-505 is the only German submarine captured by the
The event starts off with a continental breakfast, which is followed by an exhibit guided tour and an interactive on-board tour. After the tour and before the sub opens to the public, participants will be able to look around the submarine and the exhibit. An added treat is the presence of submarine veterans, who will share their stories and answer questions. The U-505 tour is suitable for children 10 and older.
Both offerings require museum admission, as well as a timed-entry ticket, which can be purchased in advance by calling the museum.
After a special tour, there will be plenty to explore for an entire day. One of the newer exhibits, open until
The exhibit takes visitors to rainforests, polar regions, savannas, and more, with interactive displays. Among the adventures is a visit to an arctic cabin where guests can see if they have what it takes to live in that environment. Where else could one take flight in a "hot air balloon" over
If you go
What: The White City Then and Now
What: U-505 In-depth Experience
When: Tours at
Information for both: Go to msichicago.org or call 773-684-1414
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