The Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago, IL 60637Main: (773) 684-1414
TTY: (773) 753-1351
Extended Museum Hours (through September 7)
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
See Exceptions below.
Regular Museum Hours resume Tuesday, September 8: daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
July 22 (Wed.): Open 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (closing early for the Member Open House).
Sep. 6 (Sun.): Open 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (opening delayed for Chicago Half Marathon).
Oct. 3 (Sat.): Open 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closing early for the Columbian Ball).
The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
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.
Dates with Extended Hours (open until 5:30 p.m.)
|January 2015||Friday, January 2 - Saturday, January 3, 2015|
|March||Saturday, March 21 - Tuesday, March 31|
|April||Wednesday, April 1 - Saturday, April 4|
Monday, April 6 - Sunday, April 12
|May||Saturday, May 23-Sunday, May 31|
[Sunday, May 24: open at 11 a.m.]
|July||every day |
[except Wednesday, July 22]
|September||Tuesday, September 1 -Monday, September 7|
[Sunday, Sept. 6: open at 11 a.m.]
|November||Saturday, November 21 - Sunday, November 22|
Friday, November 27 - Sunday, November 29
|December||Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6|
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13
Saturday, December 19 - Wednesday, December 23
Saturday, December 26 - Wednesday, December 30
|January 2016||Saturday, January 2 - Sunday, January 3, 2016|
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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.