MSI will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. More info

Shops and Restaurants

Shops

Looking for the perfect gift or a science-inspired souvenir? The Museum's shops offer a wide range of cool toys, gizmos, books and unique exhibit-related gifts.

Museum Store

ENTRY HALL

The Museum's flagship retail space located in the Entry Hall.

Brick by Brick Store

MAIN LEVEL

Located in the North Court, this store is themed after our newest temporary exhibit—Brick by Brick.

U-505 Store

LOWER LEVEL

Located at the end of the U-505 Submarine exhibit.

Innovation Emporium

Lower Level

Located in the Henry Crown Space Center.

Museum Photo Studio

VARIOUS LEVELS

Capture your Museum moments at the photo studios located near Yesterday's Main Street and the U-505 exhibit. The Museum's featured temporary exhibit also offers photo services. After your visit, you can revisit your pictures and order photo products at msichicago.org/photos.

Shop MSI Online

Shop for stunning images of the Museum's collection or find a selection of our Museum Store merchandise—all online!

Shop MSI

Restaurants

There's something for everyone at the Museum.

The Brain Food Court

LOWER LEVEL

Open Mondays - Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Our food court features fresh-made pizzas, made-to-order deli sandwiches, fresh-tossed salads, delicious stir-fry dishes, cooked-to-order grilled items and more.

Museum Cafe

LOWER LEVEL

Open daily at 9:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before Museum closing.

In a hurry? Our cafe proudly serves Starbucks brand coffee and espresso drinks along with gourmet sandwiches, snacks, salads and pastries.

Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor

MAIN LEVEL

Open Saturdays and Sundays only from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit our old-fashioned ice cream parlor and take a step back to the turn of the century. Based on a real Hyde Park ice cream parlor of the same name, which opened in 1917, Finnigan's serves tempting ice cream favorites, including sundaes and shakes.

Vending Machines

LOWER LEVEL

A variety of vending machines offer beverages and snacks:

  • Lower Level near the Group Entrance 
  • Lower Level near the escalators 
  • Lower Level in the Henry Crown Space Center