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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.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Let these films take you on scientific adventures so big, they barely fit inside Chicago's only five-story, domed wraparound Omnimax Theater.
A new film experience comes to our giant dome on Memorial Day!
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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View beautiful images produced by scientific research.
An out-of-this-world lecture with award-winning scientists and innovators.