If you plan to visit the Museum before your membership materials arrive (allow 1-2 weeks), just bring your ID to the Entry Hall Membership Desk for admission when you visit.
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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.
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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.
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It's fun, easy, and a great value to earn your "Degree" in science! It's an adventure you don't want to miss.
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about the museum
Opened in 1933, the oldest science Museum of its kind in the Western Hemisphere attracts approximately 2 million visitors per year.