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.
See how technology is transforming our clothes to enhance our lives.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Let these films take you on scientific adventures so big, they barely fit inside Chicago's only five-story, domed wraparound movie theater.
An island preserved in time, yet on the cusp of dramatic change.
Discover the oceans' most astonishing creatures.
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.
Build your own wearable circuit band and join the maker movement.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
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A special extended behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505 submarine.
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