Your Museum of Science and Industry membership allows you to take advantage of two separate programs that offer free or preferred rate admissions at over 200 museums, primarily in North America.
The ASTC Travel Passport Program grants free or discounted general admission to MSI members at Individual Premium, Household or Household Premium levels when you visit participating institutions 90 miles or more from Chicago.
The Local Reciprocity Program grants 50 percent off admissions at select museums primarily in Chicago. This program is a benefit for all levels of MSI membership.
Important Guidelines for using the reciprocal admissions programs
Because participation in and the benefits of the programs can change at any time, be sure to follow these guidelines.
Step 1: Call first
In order to maximize your experience, call the museum you plan to visit before you go to confirm that reciprocal admission benefits or discounts are still in effect.
Step 2: Bring your MSI card
It is required that you take your MSI membership card with you in order to verify your identity and the active status of your membership. If you do not have your MSI membership card with you at the participating institution, we will not be able to verify your membership by telephone and you will be required to pay full price admissions.
ASTC Travel Passport Program
Check our ASTC Program Participant List (PDF) to find the other attractions across the country and around the world that provide reciprocal admission benefits to Museum of Science and Industry members at Individual Premium, Household or Household Premium levels.
Local Reciprocity Program
Museum of Science and Industry members in all membership categories receive 50% off general admission at the following local institutions:
- Burpee Museum of Natural History - (815) 965-3433
- Discovery Center Museum - (815) 963-6769
- International Museum of Surgical Science - (312) 642-6502
- Lake County Discovery Museum - (847) 968-3400
- Notebaert Nature Museum - (773) 755-5100
- SciTech Hands-On Museum - (630) 859-3434
- Milwaukee Public Museum - (414) 278-2700
- Happening Now
A stunning look inside the animal kingdom from the creators of BODY WORLDS.
A visually stunning exploration of our planet's perilous ring of orbiting debris.
- Coming Soon
Join us for hands-on projects, student discussions, live science experiences and more!
Revisit the memorable architectural and visual design of Chicago's 1933 World's Fair.
about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.