This Sunday, we open at 11 a.m. and stay open until 5:30 p.m. Details
Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
Plan a visit
Explore the Museum and hear from the creators of the Pixar short "Bao" during this 21-and-over event.
Experience the process behind Pixar’s beloved films and characters.
SOLD OUT! Have breakfast, talk to the creators of the latest Pixar short "Bao," and explore The Science Behind Pixar.
Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
Discover the oceans' most astonishing creatures.
Meet a remarkable planet unlike any found across deep space. Yours.
Ride along in pursuit of these elusive and destructive storms.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Go to extremes with a photographer chasing our diminishing glaciers.
A special extended behind-the-scenes tour of the U-505 submarine.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
Experience and even control the flights of aircraft from throughout history.
Collaborate in a fast-paced simulation to create a more sustainable city.
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
Follow the story of man's quest to travel the seas with the Museum’s collection of model ships.
Travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate detail on this massive model railroad.
Float outside the International Space Station with a 360º view in this virtual reality experience.
A guided tour with behind-the-scenes access to Museum favorites.
Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
Step aboard one of America’s first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle.
Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
Step into a modern farm and explore the innovations that bring food to your table.
Immerse yourself in a world of tomorrow's inventions and today's visionaries.
Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth.
Never-before-seen artwork offers an inside look into creating world-class exhibitions.
See the world’s largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
This assembly line of robots manufactures fun while assembling custom toy tops before your eyes.
Investigate the reflection and focus of sound by sending the tiniest whisper across the room.
Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.
Members can celebrate Halloween early with spine-tingling science demonstrations, crafts and snacks.
Meet STEM professionals at this Museum-wide science career fair.
Preschool-age kids can look, listen and learn science stories—this event is open to all members.
Celebrate with the entire family at the Museum's beloved annual holiday.
Go on a guided stroller tour or adult tour of our favorite exhibits.
Enjoy breakfast among the splendor of our legendary holiday displays.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Museum after dark.