Museum of Science and Industry

Dissect an Eye at MSI

Live Science Experience Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This live science experience is suitable for Grades 4-8, Grades 9-12, Adults.
  • Duration:
  • 30 minutes
  • Location:
  • Balcony Level, Education Lab
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Experience the wonders of vision. You'll gain priceless insight as you dissect your very own cow eyeball. See into the mystery of sight as we explore each part of this amazing organ in depth. Follow the journey that light takes once it enters your eye: through the pupil, the lens, and beyond. It’s sure to be an eye-opening experience!

There is no charge for this lab experience. Space is limited to the first 25 guests. You must be at least 10 to do the dissection, and children in chaperoned groups must be at least 14. This 30-minute session is located in the Education Lab located on Balcony Level 3.


Daily at 2:30 p.m.

For up-to-date information, please see the schedule at the Information Desk on Main Level 2. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Museum Hours
  • through January 3
    Daily* from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    * 12/24, 12/31, 1/1—closing 4 p.m.;
    Closed on Christmas Day
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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