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

Masks are required in certain Museum areas.

Certain exhibits, classrooms and lab activities with limited space for physical distancing require masks to be worn. These include the U-505 On-board Tour, Coal Mine, Dissect an Eye at MSI, and the Wanger Family Fab Lab. Providing great experiences takes all our talented staff and we appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe.

In spaces that require them, masks will be provided and are required for everyone ages 2+ regardless of vaccination status. They must be worn to fit snugly and fully over the nose and mouth for the entire time in the space. If you do not follow these mask guidelines, you will not be permitted in these spaces.

If you are unable to medically tolerate wearing a mask and need a mask exemption, please inform the staff at the entry of these spaces who will provide you with an exemption form to complete.

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 tickethelp@msichicago.org.

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.