The Museum of Science and Industry is located in the beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood—just steps away from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago. Learn how to easy it is to travel here!
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From the north
Head south on Lake Shore Drive and turn right onto 57th Street. Get in the left lane and follow 57th Street around to the Museum's west side. Turn left to enter the Museum's underground garage.
From the south
Via I-94: Take I-94 West to the Garfield Boulevard exit (exit 57). From the exit ramp, turn right and continue east on Garfield/55th for approximately one mile into the entrance of Washington Park. Bear right onto Morgan Drive for a half-mile, and bear right again onto Payne Drive for about a third of a mile, then turn left on Midway Plaisance. Continue east on Midway Plaisance for about a mile until it ends at Cornell Avenue, then turn left. You will see the Museum ahead on your right. Turn right at the 57th Street stoplight to enter our underground parking garage.
Via the Indiana Toll Road and Chicago Skyway: Exit the I-90 Chicago Skyway at Stony Island Avenue. Continue north on Stony Island for about a mile. As you approach E. 68th Street, move to the right two lanes so that you can bear right to follow Cornell Drive. Take Cornell Drive north about one mile, and turn right at the 57th Street stoplight to enter the parking garage.
From the west
Follow 290 East or 55 North to Lake Shore Drive. Go south on Lake Shore Drive. Exit right on 57th Drive. You'll need to be in the left-hand lane as you follow the curve around to the west side of the building and Cornell Drive. Turn left to enter the Museum's underground garage.
Forget about the weather! Park in our convenient, underground garage. The entrance is located at the northwest corner of our building. (For more directions, see Getting Here: Driving.) Entrances from the garage to the Museum are wheelchair accessible.
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Garage clearance is 8' 2". For motorcoach and bus parking information, click here.
From downtown Chicago, there are several ways to reach the Museum by bus.
- Hyde Park Express
- This bus stops at 57th and Stony Island—one block west of the Museum. The #2 runs during morning and evening rush hour. Click here for more information.
- Jackson Park Express
- This bus stops on 56th Street and Hyde Park Boulevard—one block north of the Museum. Click here for more information.
- Museum of Science and Industry Bus
- This bus stops at our front entrance. It operates daily during Spring Break (dates vary), from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year's Day; at other times of the year, it only runs on weekends. Click here for more information.
For travel from other parts of the Chicagoland region, use the RTA Trip Planner or call (312) 836-7000. The Museum's north entrance, overlooking the front lawn, is the nearest access to public transportation.
Transit Advisory: Red Line South
Through Fall 2013: the CTA Red Line will not run between Cermak-Chinatown and 95th/Dan Ryan during the Red Line South construction project. Click here for details.
Metra Electric Line trains to and from downtown Chicago stop at the 55th/56th/57th Street station, just two blocks from the Museum's north entrance. (Turn left as you exit the station.) For travel to and from Indiana, South Shore Line trains also stop at the 57th Street station.
- Use the RTA Trip Planner or call (312) 836-7000 for specific directions from your location.
A less direct train route is to take a CTA Red Line (see Transit Alert above) or Green Line train to Garfield and transfer to an eastbound 55 Garfield bus. However, we suggest that people unfamiliar with the city may prefer to take CTA trains as far as downtown, then transfer to an express bus or the Electric Line as mentioned above.
Suggested downtown transfer: take CTA trains to Jackson (Red or Blue Line) or Library (Brown, Orange, Pink or Purple Line). Exit the station and walk less than a block to the NW corner of State and Van Buren, where you can catch the 2, 6 or 10 buses (see above for descriptions).
- Visit the CTA site or call (888) YOUR-CTA for bus and train schedules for Chicago and over 40 suburban locations.
The Museum is easily reached by bike on the beautiful lakefront path, just across Lake Shore Drive from the Museum. (From downtown, the ride is approximately eight miles.) Just north of 57th Street, follow the ramp down into the underpass below Lake Shore Drive, then left into the underpass below 57th Street. The Museum's main entrance will be ahead and to your right. Bike racks are available on either side of the main entrance.
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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.