The Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, IL 60637Main: (773) 684-1414
TTY: (773) 753-1351
Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
* Open until 5:30 p.m. on select dates. See Extended Museum Hours Calendar.
May 26 (Sun.): The Museum will open at 11 a.m. due to Bike the Drive (close 5:30 p.m.)
July 24 (Wed.): MSI will close at 4:00 p.m. for the Member Open House.
Sept. 8 (Sun.): MSI will open at 11 a.m. due to Chicago Half Marathon closures.
Extended Museum Hours Calendar
The Museum will offer special extended hours (open until 5:30 p.m.) on the following dates.
On dates not listed as Extended Hours dates, regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) apply. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
|January||Tuesday, January 1 - Sunday, January 6|
|March||Saturday, March 23 - Saturday, March 30|
|April||Monday, April 1 - Sunday, April 7|
|May||Saturday, May 25|
Sunday, May 26: (open 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Monday, May 27 - Friday, May 31
|July||every day (except July 24)|
|September||Sunday, September 1 - Monday, September 2|
|November||Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17|
Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24
Friday, November 29 - Saturday, November 30
|December||Sunday, December 1|
Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
Saturday, December 14 - Monday, December 23
Thursday, December 26 - Monday, December 30
|January 2014||Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, January 5, 2014|
Plan Your Visit
Plan your visit to the Museum with customized recommendations – just for you.
- 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.
Save 46% off admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, plus 4 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 to earn your "Degree" in science! 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.
Be part of our history of fun by volunteering at the Museum of Science and Industry.
about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.