Museum of Science and Industry


What's Here

There are always new things to do and see at the Museum of Science and Industry. Prepare for your visit by checking out our fun and interactive exhibits and experiences.


Exhibit

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze
Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.

Exhibit

Science Storms
Science Storms
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.

Exhibit

The Art of the Bicycle
The Art of the Bicycle
See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.

Omnimax

D-Day: Normandy 1944
D-Day: Normandy 1944
May 23, 2014 - May 20, 2015
Seventy years ago, a historic landing changed the world.

Omnimax

Flight of the Butterflies
Flight of the Butterflies
Feb 27, 2014 - Mar 18, 2015
Travel the length of a continent with a cast of millions: monarch butterflies in migration.

Event

Chicago Non-Public Schools Science Exposition
Chicago Non-Public Schools Science Exposition
Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015
Over 400 students bring science projects to the Museum for this weekend event.

Event

Chicago Public Schools Citywide Science Fair
Chicago Public Schools Citywide Science Fair
Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Over 300 CPS students present projects at the Museum during this weekend event.

Event

National Robotics Week
National Robotics Week
Apr 4, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
Come and celebrate robotics technology at our robot block party!

Event

Dream It, Design It, Fab It!
Dream It, Design It, Fab It!
Try your hand at manufacturing design in our Fab Lab.

Event

WOW! Tour
WOW! Tour
Take this guided tour including Museum favorites and behind-the-scenes access.

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

Museum Location
Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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First Timers
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Members
We offer a wide-range of fun, exclusive Members-only events.

Field Trips
Find suggested activities by age group and subject matter.

About The Museum

New Online Activities


  • Online Activity
  • goREACT

    Create virtual chemical reactions anywhere with this interactive periodic table.


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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.

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