Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
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An insider look at the Museum's history and hidden spaces.
Can you identify these unusual items from our Collection?
You'll dig this look into the mining world of Old Ben No. 17.
See how the patterns of air movement give tornadoes their shape.
Learn how waves transfer energy in our 30-foot tsunami tank.
Board the U-505 with this virtual walkthrough.
Get a close-up look at the exquisite miniatures inside this one-of-a-kind house.
Go on a virtual "hard hat" tour of the exhibit redesign currently in progress.
Build a simple electric circuit from aluminum foil and holiday lights.
How do you get an IMAX camera to the top of Montana's Devil's Tower?
The "Ancient Caves" director dives into his adventurous work.
Take a quiz on your MSI artifact knowledge.
Dive deeper into some of your favorite MSI exhibits.
Take an aerial tour of our iconic building.
An exclusive "behind-the-screens" look at our state-of-the-art theater.
Make ice cream and a swirling tornado with Dr. Olivia Castellini.
Build a bridge or fingerprint yourself.
Take an MSI tour with our fluffy robot guide.
Try authentic recipes from chefs around Chicagoland.
Take a look back at our iconic holiday exhibits from years’ past.
Get creative and color a festive scene.
Download activity sheets featuring Henry from Superpower Dogs.
Hands-on science activities for you to do at home.
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