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  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Museum Of Science And Industry: Interactive Exhibits, Theater, & Tours

Feed your sense of adventure while experiencing scientific exploration at the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry spans 14 acres and is filled with everything from historic inventions to space travel. Get an in-depth look at the ocean through a U-505 submarine, try your skill with giant LEGO bricks or stand inside a 40-foot tornado. Head down a mine shaft and get a lesson in coal mining technology or climb aboard a World War II German submarine for a unique history lesson. Perfect for children and adults, MSI is a must-see attraction while in Chicago.



Adults: $21.95
Child (ages 3-11): $12.95 


  • Open daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm.


  • MSI After Hours
  • Holiday Breakfast
  • To the Moon and Back Again
  • Science Snoozeum


  • Exhibits
  • Giant Dome Theater
  • Live Science Experiences
  • Tours
  • Flight and Ride Simulators
  • Special Events




  • What Are The Museum Hours? Is There A Restaurant?

    The Museum of Science and Industry is open daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm, with extended hours to 5:30 pm from June-August. Hours may change during holiday periods or for special events. The Brain Food Court offers a variety of beverages, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, and quick snacks. The Museum Cafe offers grab-and-go items, coffee, smoothies, breakfast, and sandwiches.
  • Are Strollers Allowed? What Activities Are Offered For Kids?

    Guests may bring or rent strollers at the Museum of Science and Industry.  Rentals are available at the entrance for a $3 charge ($5 for double strollers). Other amenities include free wheelchairs, coat check, and a first-aid station. Children love MSI just as much as the adults. The Museum’s Idea Factory gives children 10 and under opportunities to explore science through fun, interactive activities.

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