This Way to Science
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry needs to inspire a new generation of scientists. But first, it needs to show them the way through a colossal space.
If you ever wondered how 27 million people could have attended the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, then perhaps you haven’t set foot inside the Museum of Science and Industry. Housed in Burnham and Root’s Palace of Fine Arts—the only one of approximately 200 World’s Fair structures still standing—it encompasses 1.3 million square feet.