Explore mind-blowing exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science museum in the country! The museum offers a variety of hands-on, dynamic activities and exhibits for guests of all ages to enjoy. MSI is a must-see stop during your visit to Chicago.
You can explore a makeshift coal mine, control a 40-foot indoor tornado, and display your own pulse on a large-than-life 3D model of a heart. You’ll also be able to catch an awe-inducing show at our 5-story Giant Dome Theater with a wrap-around screen. Immerse yourself in the clearest and most colorful picture we’ve ever presented while you travel the globe on a scientific adventure without ever leaving your seat.
What your Museum of Science and Industry ticket includes:
Your Museum of Science and Industry ticket includes access to all permanent exhibits and one film screening at the five-story Giant Dome Theater.
Daily, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. Last admission at 3:30 pm.
Summer Hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Extended hours during spring break, summer, and holidays. Please check their website for updated hours and special events
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.