Museum Entry is sold out for Sunday, April 11. Details

Museum Entry has sold out for Sunday, April 11.

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 greatly reduced our 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 Wednesdays through Sundays. (See Museum Hours.) With daily capacity limited, some high-demand dates may sell out.

Planning to see Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes?

Be sure to add it to your ticket order before checkout. Dates are selling out well in advance, so there's even more reason to plan your visit now.

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, may have had recent COVID close contacts, or has been in locations affected by the Chicago Emergency Travel Order. Rebooking your visit is easy: just email

Wear a face covering.

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 at the Museum unless actively eating while seated in designated areas. Masks with vents, bandanas, and face shields worn alone are not permitted. (Learn more about proper mask wearing.) If wearing a costume, a snug-fitting face covering must be worn in addition to any character mask.

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.

Get hands on… with a stylus.

You’ll be given a disposable rubber-tipped stylus. Use the stylus (not your finger) to touch any screens or buttons in exhibits.

Review food options for your visit.

Our Brain Food Court is open with salads, sandwiches and coffee beverages. Vending machines are available on Lower Level for snacks and beverages to enjoy in a nearby designated eating area.

Ready to visit? We're ready for you.

  • What we're doing for your protection

    • We’ve limited daily capacity for less waiting and more space.
    • Timed-entry tickets are now required so we can manage the flow of guests into the Museum.
    • Physical distancing measures have been implemented throughout the Museum.
    • Some exhibits and experiences have been modified to create physical distancing, increase movement and reduce contact. A few experiences where these measures aren’t immediately possible have been temporarily closed. They include The Idea Factory, Future Energy Chicago, and tours inside the Coal Mine and inside the U-505 submarine (the U-505 Submarine exhibit remains open).
  • Other measures we’re taking

    • All Museum employees submit a daily health assessment and must stay home if they are sick.
    • Rigorous cleaning procedures have been implemented.
    • High-touch surfaces in the Museum are disinfected with CDC-approved products at least once an hour.
    • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the Museum.
    • Air conditioning is running consistently to keep humidity and circulation at recommended levels.
    • Water fountains have been turned off for the health of our guests. Guests may bring their own water bottles or purchase bottled water from Museum vending machines.

Please note

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public place where people are present, and despite taking precautions we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. So that we can safely remain open, we require all visitors to follow the safety measures outlined above.

The Museum reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these measures and other Museum policies to leave the Museum’s premises.