April 21, 2024 11:19 pm
NBC Chicago reports on the reasons behind the closure of a well-known Chicago museum on Wednesday

During spring break, many students in Illinois take advantage of the opportunity to visit Chicago museums. However, one iconic spot, the Museum of Science and Industry, was suddenly closed for “unplanned museum maintenance.” In a statement, the museum announced that it would reopen for “normal spring break operating hours” the following day.

A later announcement from the museum revealed that military artifacts were being relocated from its archives. To ensure a safe and proper relocation process, trained military personnel and local officials were on site during the removal process. The museum decided to close to the public to allow for this.

The museum confirmed that the relocation was complete and would reopen as scheduled. The museum had extended its hours for spring break, opening at 9:30 a.m. and closing at 5:30 p.m. On Monday, April 8, regular operating hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m were expected to resume.

To celebrate National Museum Day on April 21, Illinois residents will enjoy free admission at the Museum of Science and Industry. More information about the unplanned closure on Wednesday can be found on their website [/

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