Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
Plan a visit
Explore the power of play with giant LEGO®-built structures and building challenges.
Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
Visit MSI after hours for our first adults-only public event!
Experience the ultimate off-trail adventure into America’s awe-inspiring great outdoors.
Join us for a day full of music, activities and more LEGO® fun!
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
Collaborate in a fast-paced simulation to create a more sustainable city.
A breathtaking encounter with the predator we love to fear.
A special extended behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505 submarine.
Experience and even control the flights of aircraft from throughout history.
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
Travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate detail on this massive model railroad.
A guided tour with behind-the-scenes access to Museum favorites.
Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
Step aboard one of America’s first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle.
Meet the agency behind some of your favorite technologies.
Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
Step into a modern farm and explore the innovations that bring food to your table.
Immerse yourself in a world of tomorrow's inventions and today's visionaries.
Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth.
Explore the history and future of materials that impact our lives everyday.
See the world’s largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
This assembly line of robots manufactures fun while assembling custom toy tops before your eyes.
Investigate the reflection and focus of sound by sending the tiniest whisper across the room.
Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.
The Membership party of the year: behind-the-scenes tours and more!
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Museum after dark.
Enjoy breakfast among the splendor of our legendary holiday displays.