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.
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||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
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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.