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