Museum of Science and Industry

WOW! Tour

An exclusive look at the Museum of Science and Industry.


Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Duration:
  • 1 hour
  • Tickets:
  • This event requires a ticket for entry.
  • Cost:
  • Non-members can choose the tour as part of an Explorer ticket package. Members: $8 adults/seniors, $6 children ages 3-11.

Daily at noon and 1:30 p.m.
(Information Desk, Main Level 2)

For a one-of-a-kind experience in your favorite exhibits, take a WOW! Tour. Led by an energetic MSI facilitator, you’ll learn fun and little-known facts about the Coal Mine, the Baby Chicks, the 727 and more. You’ll also go behind-the-scenes into Museum offices and work spaces, and enjoy exclusive access to areas not open to the general public. This one-hour tour is perfect for the young (kids of all ages)---and the young at heart.

This tour is offered twice daily—at noon and 1:30 p.m.—and begins at the Information Desk on Main Level 2.


The WOW! Tour is not included in Museum Entry, and requires an additional timed-entry ticket. Non-members may select the tour as part of an Explorer ticket package. Member tickets are $8 for adults and seniors, and $6 for children ages 3-11.

Please note

The tour includes passage up and down stairs. If you are unable to take the stairs, please inform your facilitator so that accommodations can be made.

Museum Hours
  • through December 20:
    Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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
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