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Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
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Tornados to Tesla coils, ancient boats to futuristic 'bots—the interactive and award-winning exhibits at MSI bring science to life for guests of all ages.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Discover rarely seen photographs and artifacts from our Collection and archives.
Let these films take you on scientific adventures so big, they barely fit inside Chicago's only five-story, domed wraparound movie theater.
Discover the life-saving superpowers of the world's most extraordinary dogs.
Science and adventure meet on this quest to the world's most remote caves.
Enhance your visit with experiences found only at MSI. Descend into a coal mine, board a World War II submarine, go behind the scenes of the Museum, and more.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
Check out our calendar of guided tours, lectures, special guests, and events just for members. Subscribe to our newsletter to hear about the latest additions.
Submit your photos and stories to be part of our month-long celebration!
Though our weekly storytime at the Museum is postponed, the stories continue online.