The Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, IL 60637Main: (773) 684-1414
TTY: (773) 753-1351
Regular Museum Hours
Daily: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
May 29 (Sun.): Open 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (opening delayed for Bike the Drive).
July 20 (Wed.): Open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closing early for the Member Open House).
July 22 (Fri.): Open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closing early for private event).
Sep. 25 (Sun.): Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (opening delayed for Chicago Half Marathon).
Oct. 1 (Sat.): Open 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closing early for the Columbian Ball).
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Extended Museum Hours
On dates not listed here or in Exception Dates, regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) apply.
2016 Dates with Extended Museum Hours
On dates shown below, Museum hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
|January||Saturday, January 2 and Sunday, January 3|
|March||Saturday, March 19 - Saturday, March 26|
Monday, March 28 - Thursday, March 31
|April||Friday, April 1 - Sunday, April 3|
Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 24
|May||Saturday, May 28 - Tuesday, May 31|
[Sunday, May 29: open at 11 a.m.]
|July||every day |
[except Wednesday, July 20]
|September||Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5|
|November||Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20|
Friday, November 25 - Sunday, November 27
|December||Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4|
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11
Saturday, December 17 - Friday, December 23
Monday, December 26 - Friday, December 30
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about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.