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MSI Staying Open for NATO Summit, Offers BOGO

The Museum of Science and Industry offers a buy-one-get-one ticket offer Saturday through Monday

Wednesday, May 16, 2012  |  Updated 10:21 AM CDT
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Fencing Goes Up Near McCormick Place for NATO Summit

The Museum of Science and Industry will stay open during the NATO Summit.

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Fencing Goes Up Near McCormick Place for NATO Summit

Heavy metal fencing was brought in overnight by the truckload and set up across the street from McCormick Place, where world leaders will convene Sunday and Monday in Chicago.
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Days before the NATO Summit, Chicago closures seem more abundant than openings.

Except for the Museum of Science and Industry.

Unlike some other large local mainstays, the Hyde Park museum announced it not only will stay open this weekend, but it will try and entice visitors with a buy-one-get-one offer Saturday through Monday.

The museum, located five miles south of the Museum Campus security zone, will remain open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. With the purchase of one adult general admission, museum goers can an adult general admission ticket free. General admission tickets are $15 for adults.

The Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium announced last week they will close for NATO weekend.

The Field Museum said it would close Sunday and remain open Saturday and Sunday. Reps said they're confident they can serve the public as usual while the NATO Summit is in town.
 

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