Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago

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#18 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
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  • I had tickets for the SNL Exhibit which was separate from the permanent museum. I prepaid for parking across the street (check the museum website) and saved substantially! If you have to drive to the ...  more »
  • Run....go to this FANTASTIC exhibit before they close on March 31. I just wish they would keep this as a permanent exhibit. See the costumes, props and lot's of footage walking through as if you are t...  more »
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  • Saw the SNL exhibit here. It was cool and there were many interesting videos and informational signs to read. I had sort of hoped for something a little more interactive, though. It was nice to see some of the props used in the early days of the show, as well as to see the development stage of each new episode, which runs without much break from Sunday to Friday. I won't spoil it, but the end part is quite fun. The gift shop is a bit lacking, would've liked to see cooler T-shirts, but that's pretty minor. We didn't spend much time in the rest of the museum, but there seemed to be some other interesting exhibits. Overall, a fun thing to do if you're in Chicago.
  • We had a great time at the SNL exhibit on a cold Saturday afternoon. The exhibit not only showcases the actors, writers and props, but also walks you through what is involved day by day to get to the live broadcast. In the end, they say that although this show appears to be live chaos, every line and movement is carefully planned and rehearsed. We were wishing we had tickets to Second City - would have made a great combo. The museum is easy to find, clean, well located to combine with shopping, dining, drinking. Recommend.

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