Masks are required when visiting MSI. Know before you go

With your health and safety as our top priority, here's how to prepare for your visit to MSI.

Reserve your tickets online.

We have reduced daily capacity, and all Museum guests—including members—must reserve timed-entry tickets to enter. Book your tickets in advance to reserve your preferred date and time with fast and contactless admission when you arrive.

Plan ahead and check availability.

We are open Tuesdays through Sundays. (See Museum Hours.) With daily capacity limited, some high-demand dates may sell out.

Stay home if you're not well or not sure.

Please reschedule if anyone in your group is experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms, awaiting COVID test results or has tested positive, or may have had recent COVID close contacts. If you have recently traveled, we expect that you will comply with the current City of Chicago Emergency Travel Advisory.

Rebooking your visit is easy: just email

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status.

Face coverings that fit snugly over the nose and mouth are required for everyone ages 2 and older—regardless of vaccination status. They must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas. Bandannas, gaiters, masks with vents, or face shields worn alone are not permitted.

Follow physical distancing measures.

Please maintain at least six feet of space between your group and other guests throughout the Museum, including the Entry Hall, exhibit galleries, stores, dining areas, elevators and bathrooms.

Review food options for your visit.

Several dining options are available during your time at MSI.


Please note

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public space where people are present. The Museum of Science and Industry has implemented enhanced health and safety measures, but we cannot guarantee that a visitor will not contract COVID-19 while on Museum premises. By entering the Museum you are voluntarily agreeing to assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure. Please help us keep everyone safe. You may be asked to leave the Museum if you do not follow the safety measures the Museum has put in place.