The Museum is temporarily closed. Details

Shops and Restaurants


Looking for the perfect gift or a science-inspired souvenir? Our shops offer a wide range of cool toys, gizmos, books and unique MSI-related gear.

Museum Store


The Museum's flagship retail space features a range of gifts and curiosities from science tees to DVDs, with a "maker space" theme highlighting the perfect items for the techie and tinkerer in everyone. 

U-505 Store


Located at the end of the U-505 Submarine exhibit.
This store is currently closed.

Launch Pad

Lower Level

Located in the Henry Crown Space Center.
This store is currently closed.

The Kids Stop Shop


Located near the Group Center.
This store is currently closed.

Shop MSI Online

Shop for stunning images of the Museum's collection or find a selection of our Museum Store merchandise—all online!

Shop MSI


Due to current Chicago restrictions on indoor dining, our restaurants—including the Brain Food Court, Museum Café and Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor—are temporarily closed.

Snacks and beverages from Lower Level vending machines can be enjoyed in the nearby designated eating area outside Ships Gallery.

Vending Machines


A variety of vending machines offer beverages and snacks:

  • Lower Level near the Group Entrance 
  • Lower Level near the escalators