Chicago Museum of Science and Industry - Christmas Around The World

Chicago’s Museum of Science: Christmas Around The World

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Chicago’s Museum of Science: Christmas Around The World

A trip to Chicago during the holidays can be breathtaking: the snowfall, the electricity of the city lights, and the numerous exhibits displaying holiday cheer are enough to fill your trip schedule for days. If you’re planning a trip to Chicago around the holidays, one of the top places to visit, in our opinion, is the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Why not book Chicago car service and enjoy the MSI’s “Christmas Around the World” exhibit this holiday season? We’ve outlined a few of the exhibit’s features below, as well as places to grab a bite to eat once you’ve enjoyed the museum.

Christmas Around the World Exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Exhibit Debut: November 13, Runs Through January 2015

The Christmas Around the World Exhibit is now in its 72nd year, and the celebration of the Yuletide from countries around the globe manifests in the display of dozens of trees representing the ethnic traditions of multiple cultures from around the world.

Your visit to the Museum and the exhibit during the week will feature school choral groups, while a visit on the weekend will feature ethnic song and dance performances by various ethnic groups from the city.

You can stroll through the various trees, enjoy the falling imitation snow, and the holiday wonderland created by the various lights.

The centerpiece of the display is the 45-foot Grand Tree, featured in the center of the Museum’s Rotunda. Admission to the Christmas Around the World exhibit is included in your admission to the museum, so you won’t have to fret over extra charges to experience the holiday magic.

What Else to See at the Museum

The Science and Industry Museum is a great place for families who want to give their kids an opportunity to learn while having fun. Once you check out the Christmas Around the World exhibit, you could certainly take a tour of some of the other exhibits, since it’s all included in the price of admission.

Some of the exhibits on display at the Museum this fall and winter include:

  • Treasures of the Walt Disney Archive
  • Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze
  • Future Energy Chicago
  • Omnimax Presentation: D-Day in Normandy, 1944
  • Omnimax Presentation: Flight of the Butterflies

All of these exhibits are great to enjoy with children or as part of a couple for a special night out.

Where to Eat After Your MSI Experience

Finding a great restaurant in the vicinity of the Museum is easy when you have a professional chauffeur on hand to offer suggestions or simply get you there in a timely fashion.

Some of our favorite restaurants in the area include:

  • The Snail Thai Cuisine in Hyde Park: You’ll find affordable, authentic Thai food in this Hyde Park charmer. Items like tom yum soup, khao soy noodles, Bangkok chicken, red and green padped, and a variety of curries populate the menu.


  • Girl and the Goat on Randolph Street: If craft beer and good timing foods sound like a great after-museum activity, Girl and the Goat is your stop. Think ham frites, New York Strip tartare and goat liver mousse.


  • MK on Franklin Street: Upscale and glowingly reviewed, MK will offer diners options like lamb daube, vegetable tian, swordfish and arctic char. You’ll also enjoy an extensive wine list and plenty of libations to choose from.

Experience the glow and magic of Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry as it comes alive with the presence of 50 multi-ethnic Christmas Trees this holiday season. Christmas Around the World is a great way to usher in the holiday season with your loved ones, significant other or little ones.


Image by Christine Zenino from Chicago, US (Chicago’s Christmas Tree!  Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Dale Schahczinski
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