Shops and Restaurants

Shops

Looking for the perfect gift or a science-inspired souvenir? The Museum's shops offer a wide range of cool toys, gizmos, books and unique exhibit-related gifts.

Museum Store

MAIN LEVEL 2

While the Museum's flagship retail space in the Entry Hall is renovated, a pop-up store featuring some of our favorite gifts and curiosities will be located in the North Court near the Rotunda. 

U-505 Store

LOWER LEVEL

Located at the end of the U-505 Submarine exhibit.

Innovation Emporium

Lower Level

Located in the Henry Crown Space Center.

The Kids Stop Shop

LOWER LEVEL

Located near the Group Center.

Museum Photo Studio

VARIOUS LEVELS

Daily: U-505 Submarine
Winter Hours: open Friday through Sunday—Yesterday's Main Street and Brick by Brick

Souvenir photos are available throughout the Museum in the locations listed above. After your visit, you can revisit your pictures and order photo products at msichicago.org/photos.

Shop MSI Online

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

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Restaurants

There's something for everyone at the Museum.

The Brain Food Court

LOWER LEVEL

Open Mondays - Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Our food court features fresh-made pizzas, made-to-order deli sandwiches, fresh-tossed salads, delicious stir-fry dishes, cooked-to-order grilled items and more.

Museum Cafe

LOWER LEVEL

Open daily at 9:30 a.m. until 30 minutes before Museum closing.

In a hurry? Our cafe proudly serves Starbucks brand coffee and espresso drinks along with gourmet sandwiches, snacks, salads and pastries.

Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor

MAIN LEVEL

Winter hours: open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Visit our old-fashioned ice cream parlor and take a step back to the turn of the century. Based on a real Hyde Park ice cream parlor of the same name, which opened in 1917, Finnigan's serves tempting ice cream favorites, including sundaes and shakes.

Vending Machines

LOWER LEVEL

A variety of vending machines offer beverages and snacks:

  • Lower Level near the Group Entrance 
  • Lower Level near the escalators 
  • Lower Level in the Henry Crown Space Center