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

Earth Explorers
Earth Explorers
Mar 20, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
Travel to some very wild places and explore the extremes of Earth's eco-zones.

Exhibit

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
Oct 16, 2013 - May 4, 2014
Explore nine decades of The Walt Disney Company's history and artifacts.

Exhibit

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

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.

Omnimax

The Last Reef
The Last Reef
Jun 1, 2013 - May 22, 2014
Take a thrilling underwater journey to explore the beauty and mysteries of coral reefs.

Event

Spring Break Visit Tips
Spring Break Visit Tips
Mar 22, 2014 - Apr 20, 2014
Helpful hints on visiting MSI during Spring Break, from a couple of real insiders.

Event

The White City...Then and Now
The White City...Then and Now
Apr 13, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
Go back in time to explore the Museum during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

Event

U-505 In-depth Experience
U-505 In-depth Experience
Apr 27, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
Take a special private group behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505 submarine.

Live Science Experience

Bangs, Flashes and Fire
Bangs, Flashes and Fire
Let chemistry blow you away.

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

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

Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through April 19
    Daily from 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
Getting Here

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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
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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.

About The Museum

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