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.
Experiment with materials and tools to solve science challenges using your own ideas.
The longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the U.S. features more than 100 works.
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 oceans' most astonishing creatures.
Meet a remarkable planet unlike any found across deep space. Yours.
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.
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A special extended behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505 submarine.
Learn how to turn a passion into a career by meeting artists, scientists and engineers.