International Museum of Surgical Science
Chicago, Ill. 60610
Cost: $15, $10 students and seniors, $7 kids 4-13, free kids 3 and under. Tuesday is free day.
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.
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.