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Museum of Science and Industry tickets

Gate Prices Adult $30.00
Child (3-12) $20.00

Recently named one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor!

Explore 14 acres of mind‑blowing exhibits at MSI, the largest science museum in the country — it’s unlike any museum you have ever seen.

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!

Getting In

Your pass allows Museum Entry (Science Storms, U-505 Submarine exhibit, YOU! The Experience, and more), PLUS ONE special timed-entry experience (MSI film, Fab Lab, Coal Mine, or a special exhibit. Excludes the U-505 on-board tour).

Hours

Daily, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Last admission at 3:30 pm.
Extended hours during spring break, summer, and holidays.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

Select special exhibits, including the U-505 on-board tour, may require an additional timed-entry ticket to be purchased. Receive 50% off additional MSI films. All subject to availability. Convenient indoor parking available.

Address

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

Driving Directions

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.

Public Transportation

Take CTA: Metra trains stop at the 57th Street station, just two blocks from the Museum’s north entrance. Buses #2, #6, or #28 also have convenient stops two blocks away from the Museum.
 

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