“When is the Next U-505 In-Depth Experience Event?” by S.M. O’Connor

The U-505 is a German attack submarine from the Second Great World War, a U.S. Navy war prize, a museum ship, and a National Historic Landmark.  The next U-505 In-Depth Experience event at the Museum of Science and Industry (M.S.I.) will be on the morning of Sunday, May 18, 2019. This is an opportunity to take an in-depth guided tour of the U-505 submarine and explore the larger exhibit hall before the M.S.I. opens.  The event begins at 8:00 a.m. with the check-in starting at 7:30 a.m.

Coffee and tea will be served at 8:00 a.m.  Subsequently, visitors will take an in-depth guided tour of the exhibit followed by an interactive guided tour on board the U-505, after which there will be free time to explore the submarine and the exhibit hall before the M.S.I. opens to the public.  American submariners (U.S. Navy submarine veterans) will be available to answer questions and share anecdotes.


2019 U-505 In-Depth Experience Dates

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019


This recommended age range for the U-505 In-Depth Experience is adults and children ages ten and up.  It is not included in Museum Entry (general admission), which is also required to attend.  [A Museum Entry ticket is $21.95 for adults or $12.95 for children (ages three-to-eleven) and free for Members.  One can save $2 by reserving Museum Entry tickets online.]  For the general public, the U-505 In-Depth Experience is $40 + Museum Entry, and, for Members, the U-505 In-Depth Experience is $35 + Museum Entry.  One may consult the “Accessibility Notes for the U-505 In-Depth Experience” here.

Often stylized as the “Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago” or the “Museum of Science + Industry” the institution is located at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Jackson Park, on the south side of 57th Street, between Lake Shore Drive to the east and Cornell Drive to the west, in the East Hyde Park neighborhood of the Hyde Park Community Area (Community Area #41) on the South Side of Chicago.  Founded by Sears, Roebuck & Company President Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) in 1926, through The Commercial Club of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry opened in three stages between 1933 and 1940.  It occupies the Palace of Fine Arts from Chicago’s first World’s Fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893).

Normally, the M.S.I. is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  However, it will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 and Monday, May 27, 2019.  It will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019.

The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.


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