Accessibility

The Museum of Science and Industry is committed to providing a quality experience for all guests.

The Museum has a long history of creating unique hands-on experiences offering something for everyone. We are committed to finding solutions to access challenges presented by some of our historic artifacts, and helping support individual needs.

Building Accessibility

Learn about the accessibility features of our building, including parking, entrances, elevators and more.

Building Accessibility

Mobility Devices

Information about bringing your mobility devices to the Museum and other options available.

Mobility Devices

Plan your visit with these notes on mobility, sensory and other characteristics within exhibits.

Exhibit and Experience Accessibility Notes

Where it tends to be quieter, louder, brighter or darker in general areas of the Museum. See also Exhibits and Experiences.

Sensory Notes

Food Allergies + Special Dietary Needs

For allergen information or questions regarding menu items in our Brain Food Court, Museum Café and Finnigan’s Ice Cream Parlor, please contact our Food Service Team by email or by phone at (773) 753-6869. We ask that you contact the Food Service Team at least two weeks in advance of your visit to ensure you have the best dining experience while at the Museum. Please note that we do not have an allergen-free kitchen. Guests with special dietary needs or who suffer from sensitive or life-threatening food allergies are welcome to bring prepared foods to the Museum.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

AEDs are located throughout the Museum.

Other Resources

Contact us if you have questions, or would like to request …

  • Interpretive services, including ASL interpreters and sighted guides
  • Assistive services, including assistance in the Museum stores and food court
  • Pre-visit materials or other tips, such as quieter times to visit
  • Scripts for tours, Giant Dome Theater films, or other programs

We are happy to assist in planning a visit around individual specific needs. Just call the Museum at (773) 684-1414 or TTY (773) 753-1351, or email us at contact@msichicago.org if you have any questions.

Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your visit to arrange for assistive services.