All sciences if you've never been you're missing a great one. I've been to the magnificant ones in London and Paris and they are great but Chicago museums are right there or better. I'd never seen one so diverse and amazing! The Field Museum is a great one too! The Shedd Aquarium is great too! All right on the lake but wear some comfortable shoes the Museum of Science and Industry is massive.
also referred to as the 'grand palace of the muses', I am writing a hub this week on my visit.
and another hub for the musee d'orsay which is amazing also! there is a pic of this one on my riding the metro in paris hub.
sneaks, I've also been to the museum of science and industry in Chicago. I remember going there for our 8th grade field trip... so I don't remember it very well except that we ate chocolate covered ants....
Well it's worth another trip, maybe without ants. It's more a collection of technology exhibits. It has a coal mine, u-boat full size planes hanging from the ceiling. We saw the Titanic relics including full size pistons and the Dead Sea Scrolls. It's not an art museum but if you have school age kids they'll love it. It's good to remember they have one day a week with free admission. Chicago for a vacation is really a good time!
Though I admit I have never been to the great museums listed already I have been to many here in the midwest United States. The most moving for me was the Mormon Trails Center in Omaha, Nebraska. It's a compilation of relics and belongings from thousands around the globe that participated in the Mormon migration and exodus in the mid 1800's.
The Musee d'Orsay, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Tate Gallery, the Smithsonian, the Metropolitan, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, the Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay and the Hong Kong Museum of Teaware.
Personally, the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Its really more like a dozen museums under one umbrella. Personally, I prefer the Native American Museum they run. I've been to at least 50 museums in the US, and this is by far the most impressive.
(I do like the Museum of Science in Chicago too, the WWII submarine has an amazing story)
The British Museum was probably one of the greatest experiences in my life I could not believe my eyes, really!
Perth, Australia is the most isolated city in the world so I always wanted to see London, well my reasoning was to go somewhere so opposite to the sleepiness of home, so glad to have done that this year.
The Natural History Museum at Harvard costs $2.50. You can take little kids who want to see dinosaurs, they have the Agassiz collection of exquisite glass flowers and they have moon rocks.
reply: The Harvard Museum of Natural History is wonderful for all ages. Admission has gone up since you last visited. It's now $9 adults, $7 seniors/students, $6 for ages 3-18, & free under 3. The Ware Collection of Glass Flowers -- 3,000+ amazingly realistic hand-crafted glass models of flowering plants -- is not to be missed, but also check out 9,000 other specimens of animals, minerals, meteorites (not moon rocks). My favorites: the new Language of Color exhibit, and the newly renovated Great Mammal Hall.