MSI will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23. More Hours

No matter what you expect in your stocking, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at MSI, 21-and-up style.

Kick off your holiday season by being among the first to see MSI's beloved Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibits, listen to live music from famed Chicago DJ Jesse De La Peña and snap naughty—or nice—selfies with Santa Claus and Krampus. Enjoy cocktails, seasonal beer, mulled wine, snacks and more than a dozen MSI exhibits after MSI closes to the public.

While they last! Timed-entry tickets to tour the Coal Mine will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at check-in. Numbers in Nature tickets may be obtained at the exhibit's entrance. Subject to availability.


Admission costs $30 and includes free on-site parking in our convenient underground garage, snacks, a complimentary drink, and exclusive access to select MSI exhibits. A cash bar will also be available.

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