Museum of Science & Industry Sets Aug. 1 to Reopen

The Museum of Science and Industry will reopen Aug. 1 with free tickets until Aug. 14, the museum says in a release. 

All guests must pre-purchase or register for timed tickets. Daily capacity will be capped at 2,000 guests, which the museum says is under the 25 percent capacity limit. Members will be welcomed back for special member-only days July 29-31.

Once inside, guests ages 2 and older will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing where possible. Some temporarily closed exhibits include the Idea Factory and Future Energy Chicago and tours inside the Coal Mine and on-board the U-505 Submarine are suspended. (The U-505 exhibit is open for viewing.)

The opening of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes has been postponed to March 4, 2021, and guests who pre-purchased tickets for the original October opening date will be contacted, the museum’s release says. 

New attractions for reopening include a film, Superpower Dogs, narrated by Chris Evans about dogs who fight crime, protect endangered species and save lives. Guests are also welcomed to spend time on the museum’s front lawn, where food and drinks will be sold under a tent. 


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