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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.
Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, humpbacks and the fabled all-white Spirit Bear.
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.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
Experience and even control the flights of aircraft from throughout history.
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.
Two shrieks, er, weeks of family-friendly Halloween science fun!
Explore your favorite exhibits, solve a spooky scavenger hunt and visit trick-or-treat stops!