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

Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home -- newly restored and more magical than ever!

Omnimax

D-Day: Normandy 1944
D-Day: Normandy 1944
May 23, 2014 - Mar 19, 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

Black Creativity Gala
Black Creativity Gala
January 24, 2015
Join us for the annual gala supporting the Black Creativity program and science education.

Event

Member Omnimax® Film Festival
Member Omnimax® Film Festival
February 21, 2015
See a favorite film, catch one you missed, or experience a new one.

Event

Jr. Science Café
Jr. Science Café
February 21, 2015
Join us for hands-on projects, student discussions, live science experiences and more!

Event

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

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
Getting Here

Buy Tickets Online

msi in a minute


Just some of what's in store when you visit MSI.

Video Preview

Plan Your Visit


First Timers
Is it your first time to visit the Museum, or just been a while?

Return Visits
See what’s new and exciting at the Museum!

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.


All Online Activities

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

Get our e-Newsletter!
Subscribe to the e-Newsletter
connect with msi!