I noticed that there was a really great exhibition at the Chicago MSI. It was all about the sets, props, costumes, etc. from the Harry Potter movies. But I couldn’t get tickets to this show. So instead, I saw an amazing exhibit on one of the new modular homes. A home with all kinds of “green” living examples was assembled in the back yard of this museum. It was such a cool exhibit. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to take photos of the home so all you see here is the model. However, if you want to take a look at a spectacular architect check out the website for Michelle Kaufmann. The other exhibits that I really enjoyed were those featuring planes and trains. The planes in the photos give a bit of the history of aircraft. The trains were fascinating because I saw an enormouse model train layout that showed the route from Chicago to Seattle. I also got to see the original “Silver Streak” train that was the first diesel run engined train that cut the time of travel in half from Denver to Chicago. It was designed and produced in the early 30’s so the style hints of Deco. The first class compartment only seated about 10 people. But one of the most famous regulars on the train in its hayday was Clark Gable. He loved it so much he bought stock in the company. There were also “Lego” replicas of some of the world’s most famous buildings. Quite an engineering and artistic feat. Hope you enjoy. I certainly did. This is a great place for kids by the way.