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

Materials Science
Materials Science
Mar 19, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016
Explore the history and future of materials that impact our lives everyday.

Omnimax

Journey to Space
Journey to Space
Mar 19, 2015 - Feb 18, 2016
Take a visually stunning journey into the future of NASA space exploration.

Omnimax

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

Event

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

Event

Member Staycation Spring Break
Member Staycation Spring Break
April 9, 2015
School is out. MSI Spring Break fun is in!

Event

From Science Fiction to Science Fact
From Science Fiction to Science Fact
April 11, 2015
Join us for an out-of-this-world lecture with award-winning scientists and innovators.

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.

Event

Science Snoozeum
Science Snoozeum
April 17, 2015
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Museum after dark!

Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through April 12
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * April 5: closing 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.

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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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