Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, Ill.


5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60637
(773) 684-1414
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Extended hours, until 5:30 p.m., are offered on select dates; check for full schedule.
Admission: Ticket packages begin at $18 for kids and go up to $36 for adults. Museum Entry is $11 for kids, $17 for seniors and $18 for adults. City of Chicago residents receive a discount on packages and Museum Entry. Parking $20.

See your heart beat 13-feet tall, climb aboard a World War II German submarine, take a tour of your digestive system, plunge into a working coal mine or control a 40-foot tornado. Visit new exhibits: Science Storms, YOU! The Experience. The Idea Factory caters to children of various ages. Starting March 20, see Earth Explorers from National Geographic, a hands-on exhibit that allows kids of all ages to become explorers and journey to the wildest places on Earth. MSI's restaurants, The Brain Food Court, Jazzman's Café and Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor, serve something for every taste, or pack your own lunch. Parking is available in the museum's underground garage for an additional fee.

Ongoing events

80 at 80

June 19, 2013 - September 1, 2014

National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers

March 20, 2014 - September 1, 2014


April 10, 2014 - September 10, 2014

Free days September/October 2014

FREESeptember 8, 2014 - October 7, 2014

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze

October 8, 2014 - January 31, 2015

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