Ready to visit? Here's what to know before you go.



  • When is MSI open?

  • What exhibits and experiences are open?

  • How are you keeping guests and employees safe?

  • Do I have to wear a face covering?

  • What if I am not feeling well or have recently been outside Illinois?

  • How are you creating physical distance for guests?

  • What are your cleaning procedures?

Planning Your Visit


Groups and Field Trips

At the Museum

  • Can I get food and beverages while there?

  • Can I bring my own food? Where can I eat it?

  • Is photography allowed in the Museum?

  • Do you have an area for nursing mothers at the Museum?

  • May I bring my own stroller, wheelchair or wagon?

  • Is the Museum accessible to guests with disabilities?

  • My child has food allergies. Are there allergy-free options for us in the Brain Food Court?

  • Are there AEDs at the Museum?

After Your Visit

  • How do I reach the Museum's Lost and Found?

  • How can I purchase Museum merchandise?

  • How can I sign up for the Museum's e-newsletter?

About the Museum