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.
Discover how past and present Black architects respond to the ever-changing needs of humanity.
Explore modern aviation in a real 727 restored to its original 1960s look.
Let these films take you on scientific adventures so big, they barely fit inside Chicago's only five-story, domed wraparound movie theater.
Journey into the wild and awe-inspiring continent at the bottom of the world.
Uncover captivating mysteries of the cosmos through stunning visuals and pivotal discoveries.
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.
Dissect a cow eyeball in this insightful laboratory experience.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
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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!