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Explore six decades of the iconic plastic souvenirs and add some to your own collection.
The longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the U.S. features more than 100 Black artists.
Dissect a cow eyeball in this insightful laboratory experience.
Take a thrilling journey to the summit of the world's tallest mountain.
Single- and multi-day camps to engage your youth in science, making, and our exciting Museum!
COMING SOON: Travel back in time to the city forever preserved.
An interactive walk through a piece of history that you'll never forget.
Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
Get to know North America's wetlands – the unsung heroes of nature.
Take an exhilarating journey through our solar system.
Ride down the elevator and along the rails to learn about coal mining technology.
Experience and even control the flights of aircraft from throughout history.
Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
Step aboard one of America’s first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
Stay overnight in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago!
Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
Explore modern aviation in a real 727 restored to its original 1960s look.
Be transported into space or the sea with state-of-the-art motion-based virtual reality.
Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
Learn how to turn a passion into a career by meeting artists, scientists and engineers.
Experience the enchantment of a fairy’s dream home in Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle.
Go to extremes with a photographer chasing our diminishing glaciers.
A series of events dedicated to providing sensory-friendly time with Museum exhibits.
Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
Follow the story of man's quest to travel the seas with the Museum’s collection of model ships.
Travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate detail on this massive model railroad.
Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
Step into a modern farm and explore the innovations that bring food to your table.
Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
Get an up-close and near “real-time” view of our planet Earth.
See the world’s largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
Investigate the reflection and focus of sound by sending the tiniest whisper across the room.
Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.
This assembly line of robots manufactures fun while assembling custom toy tops before your eyes.