The Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, IL 60637Main: (773) 684-1414
TTY: (773) 753-1351
Extended hours over Spring Break!
Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through April 19
Make the most of your visit! Purchase and print tickets in advance.
Advance online tickets reserve your entry times for Earth Explorers, Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, Omnimax® films and other popular experiences. With tickets you print at home, you'll bypass ticket counters and get right to the exhibits.
Regular Museum Hours
Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Extended Museum Hours
Dates with extended hours (9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) are listed in the table below.
On dates not listed, regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) apply - also see Exception Dates.
May 25 (Sun.): Museum will be open 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (opening delayed for Bike the Drive).
July 23 (Wed.): Open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (early close for the Member Open House).
Sept. 7 (Sun.): Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (opening delayed for Chicago Half Marathon).
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Dates with Extended Hours (open until 5:30 p.m.)
|January||Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, January 5|
|March||Saturday, March 22 - Monday, March 31|
|April||Tuesday, April 1 - Saturday, April 19|
(except April 9: 4 p.m. close)
|May||Saturday, May 24 - Saturday, May 31|
(Sunday, May 25: 11 a.m. open)
|July||every day |
(except July 23: 4 p.m. close)
|September||Monday, September 1|
|November||Friday, November 14 - Sunday, November 16|
Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
|December||Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7|
Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14
Saturday, December 20 - Tuesday, December 23
Friday, December 26 - Tuesday, December 30
|January 2015||Thursday, January 1 - Sunday, January 4, 2015|
Plan Your Visit
Plan your visit to the Museum with customized recommendations – just for you.
spring break visit tips
Helpful hints to make the most of your visit, courtesy of two real insiders.
- Happening Now
Explore nine decades of The Walt Disney Company's history and artifacts.
Travel to some very wild places and explore the extremes of Earth's eco-zones.
- Coming Soon
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home -- newly restored and more magical than ever!
Save 50% off admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, plus four more top Chicago attractions: Skydeck Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too. Buy your CityPASS booklet online or at the Museum, and use it today!
- Become a Member
It's fun, easy and a great value! It's an adventure you don't want to miss.
Support from individuals, corporations and foundations help us fulfill our goal of inspiring all who visit.
about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.