Tickets

Buying your tickets in advance is the best way to speed your Museum entry, reserve your times for experiences that can sell out, and to save on ticketing.

Save time and money with advance tickets

Save $2 per person2 when ordering tickets online for visits on Fridays through Mondays in January (except Monday, January 16).

Museum Entry1

Includes access to most permanent exhibits, including Science Storms and Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze, as well as Where the Wild Things Are: The Works of Maurice Sendak (through 2/20).

Adult$18 $16 online2
Child (ages 3-11) – $11 $9 online2
Members – FREE

Museum Entry +
Ticketed Experiences

Explorer ticket packages combine Museum Entry with one, two or three experiences requiring an additional ticket. They include: 

Brick by Brick
U-505 Submarine On-board TourWOW! Tour
Coal MineOmnimax® filmsFab LabFuture Energy Chicago 

Explorer 1: Museum Entry and one of the above 

Adult$30 $28 online2
Child (ages 3-11) – $20 $18 online2

Explorer 2: Museum Entry and two of the above

Adult – $42 $40 online2
Child (ages 3-11) – $29 $27 online2

Explorer 3: Museum Entry and three of the above

Adult – $54 $52 online2
Child (ages 3-11) – $38 $36 online2

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Museum Entry does not include parking, special exhibits/events, Omnimax films, or the Coal Mine, WOW! or U-505 on-board tours. Members receive free Museum Entry up to the admit number on their membership card, which varies by membership level.

Valid for online purchases including paid Museum Entry for Fridays through Mondays (excluding Monday, January 16) through January 30, 2017. Not available on Illinois Free Days and cannot be combined with additional discounts. Not valid for tickets purchased previously. See offer details.

Members

Brick by Brick – $6 adult and child (ages 3-17)

More about the benefits of MSI membership

CityPASS

Visiting Chicago? Save 53% with CityPASS
Receive VIP entry and an Explorer 1 ticket package at MSI, plus VIP admission to four more top Chicago attractions.

Adult – $98
Child (ages 3-11) – $82

Learn more about CityPASS

Other offers

Illinois Free Days

On 52 days throughout the year, MSI offers Illinois residents free Museum Entry with valid proof of residency. See schedule and details.

Discounts

See our Discounts page for limited-time deals and ongoing offers, including ones for Chicago residents, active military personnel, Chicago firefighters and police officers, Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12th grades) and more.

Group Rates

Special rates available for school and tour groups of 15 or more with four-week advance reservation. For details, see Groups.

Omnimax is a trademark of Imax Corporation, Mississauga, Canada.