Museum of Science and Industry

See Your Own DNA and Fingerprinting

Live Science Experience Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This live science experience is suitable for all ages.
  • Duration:
  • 15 minutes
  • Location:
  • Main Level, Genetics Lab
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  • Cost:

These interactive experiences will tell you a lot about yourself. 

See Your Own DNA
Nearly every cell in your body contains DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Learn how to collect your own DNA in a few easy steps.

There are three types of fingerprints - what kind do you have? How are your fingerprints unique?


See Your Own DNA

Daily at 10:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. (on days when the Museum closes at 5:30 p.m.)

Daily throughout the day

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
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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