Museum of Science and Industry


Exhibits

Spark your imagination and indulge your curiosity in the Museum's engaging exhibits.  From the beloved Coal Mine to the latest temporary exhibit, you'll be exposed to bold science and interactive learning experiences in an eye-opening, awe-inspiring environment.


Featured Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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

Upcoming Exhibits

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze

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Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze
Opens October 8, 2014
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.

All Current Exhibits

80 at 80

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80 at 80
See 80 rarely displayed artifacts in an exhibit commemorating the Museum's 80th anniversary.
All Aboard the Silver Streak: Pioneer Zephyr

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All Aboard the Silver Streak: Pioneer Zephyr
Step aboard one of America’s first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
Coal Mine

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Coal Mine
Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle

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

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Earth Revealed
Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth.
Farm Tech

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Farm Tech
Step into a modern-day farm and explore the latest innovations that bring food to your table!
Fast Forward... Inventing the Future

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Fast Forward... Inventing the Future
Immerse yourself in a world of tomorrow's inventions and today's visionaries.
Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery

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Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Henry Crown Space Center

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Henry Crown Space Center
Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
Science Storms

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Science Storms
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
Ships Through the Ages

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Ships Through the Ages
Follow the story of man's quest to travel the seas with the Museum’s collection of model ships.
Swiss Jolly Ball

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Swiss Jolly Ball
See the world’s largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
The Art of the Bicycle

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The Art of the Bicycle
See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
The Great Train Story

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The Great Train Story
Witness 20-plus trains run on 1,400 feet of winding track from Seattle to Chicago.
The Idea Factory

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The Idea Factory
The Idea Factory invites young children to explore scientific principles through fun activities.
THINK

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THINK
Explore some of the major scientific and technical advances of the last 100 years.
ToyMaker 3000: An Adventure in Automation

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ToyMaker 3000: An Adventure in Automation
Explore the world of automated manufacturing as 12 robots assemble toy tops before your eyes!
Transportation Gallery

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Transportation Gallery
Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
U-505 Submarine

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U-505 Submarine
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Whispering Gallery

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Whispering Gallery
Experience how sound is reflected and focused as the tiniest whisper travels across the room.
Wright Flyer

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Wright Flyer
Relive the birth of aviation alongside this history-making replica.
Yesterday's Main Street

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Yesterday's Main Street
Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.
YOU! The Experience

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YOU! The Experience
A permanent exhibit celebrating the connection between the human mind, body and spirit.

Annual Exhibits

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light
The beloved annual tradition featuring trees and culture from around the world returns from November 13, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

Opening Spring 2015

Robot Revolution
They’re coming … and they’ll be here to help and improve our lives. Our new national touring exhibit will premiere at MSI in spring of 2015.

Museum Hours
  • Extended hours through Sept. 1:
    Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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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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