International Museum of Surgical Science

Chicago, Ill.


1524 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60610
(312) 642-6502
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Closed Monday and holidays.
Admission: $15, $10 students and seniors, $7 kids 4-13, free kids 3 and under. Tuesday is a free day.

Future doctors can glimpse the medical past, present and future. See an iron lung and enter a room full of X-rays. The museum's collections, appropriate for grades 5 and up, include art and artifacts that deal with surgery as well as history, science, health, and cultural studies. Students on school field trips can interact in a variety of demonstrations, including amputation before anesthesia and germ theory.


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