Museum of Science and Industry

U-505: In-depth Experience

Dive deeper with this special extended tour of the U-505 submarine.

Event Essentials

  • Duration:
  • 2 hours
  • Date:
  • December 21, 2014
  • Time:
  • 8:00 AM
  • Location:
  • Lower Level, U-505
    Museum Map
  • Tickets:
  • This event requires a ticket for entry.
  • Cost:
  • Members: $35; Nonmembers: $40 + Museum Entry (required)

Select Saturdays and Sundays at 8:00 a.m. (Plan to arrive by 7:45 a.m.)

If you want an even deeper dive into the U-505 story, scope out this chance to experience the sub and the thrilling story of its capture … offered on select weekends before Museum hours!

This is an exclusive, private group experience of the U-505—the only German submarine captured by the U.S. Navy during World War II. The experience begins at 8:00 a.m. on select Saturday and Sunday mornings: after a continental breakfast, you'll take an in-depth guided tour of the exhibit and an interactive on-board tour. After the tours, there will be free time to explore the submarine and exhibit before the museum opens to the public. United States submarine veterans will be available to answer questions and share their stories.

This experience is recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up. It is not included in Museum Entry, which is also required to attend. See below for ticket information.

U-505: In-depth Experience Dates

The tour will be offered at 8:00 a.m. on the following dates in 2014:



Sunday, December 21



This experience is not included in Museum Entry, and requires a separate, timed-entry ticket.

Members: $35
Nonmembers: $40 (plus Museum Entry)

Order your U-505: In-depth Experience and Museum Entry tickets by calling the Museum at (773) 684-1414.

Bringing a Group?

For more information, please call (773) 684-1414.

Accessibility note: While the surrounding exhibit is accessible for wheelchairs and guests with limited mobility, the submarine interior is not. For more information on accessibility, please call (773) 684-1414.

Tours are subject to change, and may be canceled up to 48 hours in advance due to special events or limited attendance.

Daily U-505 On-Board Tour
The Behind-the-Scenes tour doesn’t fit your schedule? Another option for getting inside the U-505 is the 25-minute On-Board Tour offered daily.

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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