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

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
Oct 16, 2013 - Jan 4, 2015
Explore nine decades of The Walt Disney Company's history and artifacts.

Exhibit

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

Exhibit

Future Energy Chicago
Future Energy Chicago
Compete in a fast-paced simulation game to create a more sustainable city.

Omnimax

D-Day: Normandy 1944
D-Day: Normandy 1944
May 23, 2014 - May 21, 2015
Seventy years ago, a historic landing changed the world.

Omnimax

Flight of the Butterflies
Flight of the Butterflies
Feb 27, 2014 - Feb 19, 2015
Travel the length of a continent with a cast of millions: monarch butterflies in migration.

Event

Scientific Images: Capturing the Beauty of Science
Scientific Images: Capturing the Beauty of Science
Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Explore breathtaking images and meet the researchers who created them.

Event

National Chemistry Week Celebration: Chemistry Day
National Chemistry Week Celebration: Chemistry Day
October 25, 2014
Celebrate chemistry with a day of events dedicated to its "sweeter side."

Event

Inventive Genius Lecture: Infinite Worlds
Inventive Genius Lecture: Infinite Worlds
October 26, 2014
Hear the stories behind a mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope.

Live Science Experience

Vortex Show
Vortex Show
Get an up-close lesson on how tornados are created.

Live Science Experience

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

Live Science Experience

Chem-Mystery!
Chem-Mystery!
Discover what happens when chemicals react.

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
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About The Museum

New Online Activities




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  • Simple Machines

    Help Twitch do his late-night work in the Museum workshop by creating simple machines.

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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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