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Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
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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.
New experiments look deep into the origins of the universe.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Discover rarely seen photographs and artifacts from our Collection and archives.
Try your hand at manufacturing design in the Wanger Family Fab Lab.
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
An anniversary celebration of moments and people from MSI's annual tribute to African-American art and innovation.
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle.
Go to extremes with a photographer chasing our diminishing glaciers.
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.
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.
Though our weekly storytime at the Museum is postponed, the stories continue online.
Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth.
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.
Celebrate the Marvel Universe with more than 300 original artifacts: costumes, props, and original art.
Members are invited to an exclusive overnight adventure at the coolest campground in Chicago!
Members can celebrate Halloween early with spine-tingling science demonstrations, crafts and snacks.
Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Solve problems in a live stage show and tinker in interactive experiments.
Enjoy breakfast among the splendor of our legendary holiday displays.
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.