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

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
Nov 13, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Celebrate with the entire family at the Museum's beloved holiday tradition.

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

U-505 In-depth Experience
U-505 In-depth Experience
December 21, 2014
Take a special private group behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505 submarine.

Event

Science Snoozeum
Science Snoozeum
Jan 30, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Museum after dark!

Event

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

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
  • through December 20:
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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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Return Visits
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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.

About The Museum

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