This Sunday, we open at 11 a.m. due to the Chicago Half Marathon. Museum Hours
Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
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Tornados to Tesla coils, ancient boats to futuristic 'bots—the interactive and award-winning exhibits at MSI bring science to life for guests of all ages.
Explore the power of play with giant LEGO®-built structures and building challenges.
Interact with a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world.
Let these films take you on scientific adventures so big, they barely fit inside Chicago's only five-story, domed wraparound movie theater.
Unearth naturalist Henry Bates’ 11-year epic expedition through the Amazon rainforest.
Discover the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small.
Enhance your visit with experiences found only at MSI. Descend into a coal mine, board a World War II submarine, go behind the scenes of the Museum, and more.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
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Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Museum after dark.
A social meet-up for parents and caregivers with babies in tow.