Museum of Science and Industry


Dream It, Design It, Fab It!



Event Essentials


  • Duration:
  • 20 to 60 minutes
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Enterprise
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • This exhibit requires an additional ticket with a specified entry time.
  • Cost:
  • Nonmembers may select a Fab Lab session as part of an Explorer ticket package. Members: $8 adults, $6 children.
Schedule

See session times at left.

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Calling all inventors! Try your hand at manufacturing design, technology and engineering as you make an item in our fabrication laboratory, or Fab Lab. The Wanger Family Fab Lab is a small-scale workshop where you can dream up, design and make items from practical to whimsical using cutting-edge software and equipment.

For ages 6 and up. Children ages 6-12 must be with a Fab Lab-ticketed chaperone (18 or older). Capacity is limited; advance tickets are recommended.

Choose from one of these sessions:

Schedule from January 18 through February 28. Times are subject to change.

3D Printing

Tuesday - Saturday at 1:45 p.m.
Explore the latest in printing technology and take home a custom 3D object! 60 minutes.

Laser Cutting

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m.
Create your own design on our computer software, then fabricate your design on our laser cutters. 60 minutes.

3D Printing

Explore the latest in printing technology and take home a custom 3D object! 60 minutes.

Laser Cutting

Create your own design on our computer software, then fabricate your design on our laser cutters. 60 minutes.

New session times will be posted soon.

Available sessions and times may vary. Check online ticketing for your visit date or inquire at Museum ticket counters.

Tickets

Fab Lab sessions are not included in Museum Entry, and require an additional timed-entry ticket.
Non-members may select a Fab Lab session as part of an Explorer ticket package.
Members: $8 for adults and seniors, $6 for children.

 

About the Wanger Family Fab Lab
Visit the Fab Lab's home page to learn more about the lab and its technology.

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

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