The Museum of Science and Industry is bringing back the Columbian Worlds Fair (sort of). As we get ready to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s original plan for Chicago, you can now experience a fascinating virtual simulation tour of the 1893 Columbian World’s Fair. While not free, it is excellent and can only be seen at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Fair’s White City was a source of inspiration for Daniel Burnham’s bold 1909 Plan for Chicago. Dr. Lisa Snyder of the UCLA Urban Simulation team will present this recreation of the famed White City, with narration by Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago.
Dates: Jun 18, 2009 : Jun 19, 2009 : Jun 20, 2009
Hours: 1 – 2:30 pm
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, West Pavilion Auditorium
57th St. & Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
Admission: $40; MSI Members $25; general admission to the Museum included. Call 773.684.1414 for tickets. Website:
For additional information please visit, http://www.msichicago.org Accessibility:
- Accessible wheelchair entrance(s)
- Accessible washroom(s)
- Assistive listening devices provided
- Accessible seating area available (if auditorium/stadium venue)
El: Red and Green Lines to Garfield. Bus: 2, 6, 10, X28. Metra Electric Line to 55th/56th/57th Street; South Shore Line to 57th Street. For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.