I dunno what mrmurph is poppin', but you really should visit the Museum of Science and Industry. There you'll find the world's largest Wimshurst machine, smaller versions of which appeared in a couple of the labs in the Hammer series of Frankenstein films. And if you ever plan to model a submarine, you'll want to stroll the U-505. There are lots of really cool hands-on exhibits, so you 'll be exposed to the physical as well as the natural sciences....Forget Science & Industry. Natural History is what's poppin'!
The Art Institute of Chicago is absolutely amazing and along with Hoppers, Van Goghs, and Rembrandts it displays this amazing painting familiar to horror fans.
One of the great art museums of the world!
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collection...nyone? Anyone? Kreature Kid? Monarch? Anyone?