MSI will open at 11 a.m. this Sunday, due to nearby road closures. Details

Explore the Museum in a less crowded and more sensory-friendly environment before the Museum opens to the general public.

Low-Sensory Morning event tickets include exclusive early access to the whole Museum from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Your tickets include Museum Entry for the day of the event, with the entire Museum altered to be more sensory-friendly until noon. You can also add on tickets to the Museum’s current temporary exhibition, The Art of the Brick.


Adults: $21.95 | Children (3-11): $16.95 | MSI members: FREE

If you are a part of the Museums for All program, please order tickets at (773) 684-1414 to have your discount applied. The Art of the Brick requires an additional ticket purchase.

See below for important visit details

Learn about other low-sensory resources available for your visit.

Visit Information

Additional Accommodations and Pre-Visit Materials

Exhibits open during the morning event will be altered to be more sensory-friendly. Most Museum exhibits will continue to be altered until noon on this date. 

You can check out noise-reducing headphones for free from Guest Services in the Entry Hall.

Check out these pre-visit materials for planning your next trip:

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Mask Policy and Accommodations

In accordance with the changes to the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois COVID mandates, MSI will no longer require guests to wear masks or show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. However, we strongly encourage each museum visitor to make the individual decision to continue to wear a mask.​

In addition, exhibits, classrooms and lab activities with limited physical distancing space will have mask requirements. These include the U-505 On-board Tour, Coal Mine, Dissect an Eye at MSI and the Wanger Family Fab Lab. Masks will be available onsite for guests entering areas where they are required.

If you are unable to medically tolerate wearing a mask and need a mask exemption, please inform the staff at the entry of these spaces who will provide you with an exemption form to complete.

For more information about our COVID-19 policies, see the Know Before You Go page.