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Explore the Juried Art Exhibition which features more than 170 artworks, the hands-on Innovation Studio honoring the legacy of African-American innovators, and more.
Turn Back the Clock, created in partnership with the "Bulletin for the Atomic Scientists," focuses on the iconic Doomsday Clock.
Imagining the Museum debuts more than 70 never-before-seen illustrations and 3D models to show how exhibits have evolved at MSI.
Extreme Ice explains and illustrates climate change through stunning photographic documentation and time-lapse videography.
See an amazing collection of bicycles, from the earliest prototypes to the latest innovations, in this gallery of bikes.
Upcoming exhibit information will be available soon.
The new Ships Gallery, presented by Captain Dave Truitt, showcases the highlights of ship design and evolution through beautifully detailed model ships.
Numbers In Nature: A Mirror Maze is MSI's newest permanent exhibit, which explains and exposes mathematical patterns found in nature and features an 1,800-square-foot mirror maze.
MSI's dynamic new experience focuses on Chicago’s energy future, using a state-of-the-art, multi-player visual simulation, combined with real-world data.
Science Storms explores the extraordinary science behind some of nature’s most powerful and compelling phenomena, including a 40-foot-tall indoor tornado, a tsunami tank and a Tesla coil launching lightning strikes!
The U-505 Submarine is the only German submarine in the United States, and, now, a national memorial to the 55,000 American sailors who gave their lives on the high seas in WWI and WWII.
YOU! The Experience celebrates the whole "you": mind, body and spirit. See your heart beat 13 feet tall and run inside a human-sized hamster wheel.
The amazing Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle structure, which took seven years and nearly $500,000 to create in 1935, has been at the Museum since 1949.
Fast Forward spotlights some of today’s visionaries working toward a limitless, sustainable future.
Meet a remarkable planet unlike any found across deep space. Yours.
Journey through the worlds' oceans and meet some of the worlds’ most exotic— and extreme — animals.
Ride along in pursuit of these elusive and destructive storms.