Museum of Science and Industry tickets
Recently named one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor!
Imagine seeing a baby chick hatch, the real Apollo 8 capsule, your face age 40 years or the blood run through your veins. This exciting, interactive visit also includes a cinematic adventure in the museum's five-story Omnimax Theater.
The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and is housed in the only remaining building from the famous 1893 World’s Fair, “The White City”. The MSI offers dynamic, hands-on activities for guests of all ages!
Visit 14 acres of mind-blowing, interactive exhibits, including:
- Explore a real World War II German submarine
- Control a 40-foot indoor tornado
- Send your pulse to our 13-foot, 3-D heart
- Descend into an Illinois coal mine
- Navigate through a mirror maze
- And much more!
The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility.
Choose to use your pass for Museum of Science and Industry tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!
Your pass allows you entry and your choice of one Omnimax film. For express entry and to redeem your pass please proceed to the Will Call desk in the Museum’s Entry Hall. Your pass is accepted until 3:30 pm, as the museum closes at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. During all other times, standard admission will apply. All information subject to change and availability.
Daily, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Last admission at 3:30 pm.
Extended hours during spring break, summer, and holidays.
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
Select special exhibits, including the U-505 on-board tour, may require an additional timed-entry ticket to be purchased. Receive 50% off additional Omnimax films. All subject to availability. Convenient indoor parking available.
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
From the north: Head south on Lake Shore Drive and turn right onto 57th Street. Get in the left lane and follow 57th Street around to the Museum's west side. Turn left to enter the Museum's underground garage.
From the south: Via I-94: Take I-94 West to the Garfield Boulevard exit (exit 57). From the exit ramp, turn right and continue east on Garfield/55th for approximately one mile into the entrance of Washington Park. Bear right onto Morgan Drive for a half-mile, and bear right again onto Payne Drive for about a third of a mile, then turn left on Midway Plaisance. Continue east on Midway Plaisance for about a mile until it ends at Cornell Avenue, then turn left. You will see the Museum ahead on your right. Turn right at the 57th Street stoplight to enter our underground parking garage.
Take CTA: Metra trains stop at the 57th Street station, just two blocks from the Museum‚Äôs north entrance. Buses #2, #6, #10, or #28 also have convenient stops two blocks away from the Museum.
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