Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to offer free admission

While storms are raging outside this winter, you can check out the science behind them – inside, for free – weekdays this month at the Museum of Science and Industry.

MSI will offer free admission during weekdays in January and on Tuesdays in February, the museum announced Wednesday. Its signature exhibit is Science Storms, which delves into meteorology with a 40-foot tornado, a Tesla Coil that discharges giant lightning bolts, and a 30-foot wave tank that simulates tsunamis.

Showing some extra love, MSI will also be free on Valentine’s Day.

MSI is the latest Chicago museum to offer extended museum free days in 2011. The Shedd Aquarium is in the middle of a free week, and offered major discount to Loop residents earlier this month, and the Art Institute replaced its Free February program from past years with free weekday admission in January.


  • General Admission is free every weekday in January and every Tuesday in February, as well as Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14.
  • The Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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