Illinois Resident Free Days
Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry 52 days per year. View our Illinois Free Day Schedule to learn more.
Chicago Resident Discount
Chicago residents receive a discount on Museum Entry when purchased onsite: $3 off for adults and seniors, and $1 off for children.
Active duty military, Illinois POWs, Chicago firefighters, Chicago police officers and Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12th grade) receive free Museum Entry for themselves by showing a valid occupational I.D. when purchasing tickets onsite.
Illinois school groups who register for field trips also receive free Museum Entry. Learn more
Illinois home school groups and families can also receive free Museum Entry. Learn more
If you’re a member of an Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC)—located more than 90 miles from MSI—you are eligible for free Museum Entry for two adults and all children under 18 living in your home, and an additional guest (adult or child). You must present your science center's membership card with an ASTC logo to redeem this benefit. Learn more
A year membership to the Museum of Science and Industry is an incredible value. Benefits include free Museum Entry every day, free or discounted passes to special exhibitions, free or discounted Omnimax tickets, free coat check and stroller service, 10 percent discount at stores and restaurants, and free parking at the Household levels or discounted parking at the Individual Premium level. Learn more
Chicago CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to Chicago’s 5 must-see attractions at 50% off the combined admission price. Buy a CityPASS online, buy it when you arrive at the Museum of Science and Industry, or you can call (773) 684-1414. Learn more
Go Chicago Card
The Go Chicago Card provides you access to 25 of Chicago's top attractions and tours for a single low price on a single ticket. Save now - buy a one-day, three-day, or seven-day pass at the Museum. Learn more
Kids Museum Passport
Chicago Public Library cardholders may also take advantage of Chicago Public Library Kids Museum Passports.
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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!
- Happening Now
Explore nine decades of The Walt Disney Company's history and artifacts.
Take a thrilling underwater journey to explore the beauty and mysteries of coral reefs.
- Coming Soon
Travel to some very wild places and explore the extremes of Earth's eco-zones.
Tim Samuelson and Lisa M. Snyder present a virtual tour of the 1893 Columbian Exposition.