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Museum of Science and Industry at Illinois

Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60637
Category: Family / Kids
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Museum of Science and Industry

Experiences, experiments, and excitement are at the heart of this attraction. It all begins with the myriad of exhibits. Stop by Earth Revealed, which highlights the Earth's atmosphere, ocean currents ebbing and flowing, and the geophysical forces that make the planet what it is. Check out Coal Mine where you'll actually head down a mine shaft, ride along the rails, and get a lesson in coal mining technology. And pay a visit to Wright Flyer for the beginning of aviation courtesy of this historic replica.



  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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  • U-505 In-Depth Experience
  • WOW! Tour


  • Exhibits
  • Omnimax Theater
  • Live Science Experiences
  • Tours

Guest Services

The amenity-rich Museum of Science and Industry features stroller rentals, free use of wheelchairs, coat check, first aid station, ATMs, segways, and lost and found.


The Brain Food Court not only offers salads, pizza, pasta, meat, and fish but there are gluten-, dairy-, and nut-free options. You’re also welcome to bring your special lunch. Jazzman’s Café serves coffee, smoothies, hot breakfast items, gourmet sandwiches, salads, and desserts.


  • Is photography allowed in the Museum?

    Photos and videotapes for personal use are allowed in the Museum but not in the Omnimax Theater or special exhibitions. Any commercial projects, however, require prior written permission.
  • What kind of hands-on activities are there for kids?

    The Museum’s Idea Factory gives children 10 and under opportunities to explore science utilizing interactive activities. Exciting experiments and testing of theories abound.

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