Illinois Resident Free Days
Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry 52 days per year. View our Illinois Free Day schedule to learn more.
Limited to six children (under 18) admitted per one accompanying adult. (See chaperone ratios and policies for School-led Field Trips and Groups of 15+.)
Chicago Resident Discount
Chicago residents receive a discount on Museum Entry: $5 off for adults and $3 off for children (ages 3-11).
United States military active-duty personnel and veterans, Illinois POWs, Chicago firefighters, Chicago police officers and Illinois teachers (Pre-K through 12th grade) receive free Museum Entry for themselves by showing a valid occupational/military status I.D. when purchasing tickets onsite.
Illinois school groups who register for field trips also receive free Museum Entry.
Illinois home school groups and families can also receive free Museum Entry.
Members of ASTC Museums
If you’re a member of an Association of Science-Technology Center (ASTC) located more than 90 miles from MSI, you are eligible for free Museum Entry for two adults and all children under 18 living in your home, and an additional guest (adult or child). You must present your science center's membership card with an ASTC logo to redeem this benefit.
Kids Museum Passport
Chicago Public Library cardholders may also take advantage of Chicago Public Library Kids Museum Passports, which provides free Museum Entry for up to four people, with a minimum of one child (under 18) and a maximum of two adults.
Museums for All
Through the Museums for All program, MSI offers free Museum Entry to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card or a Women, Infants and Children (WIC) card, along with a photo ID. Each cardholder is entitled to free Museum Entry tickets for up to two adults and up to six children (under 18).
Offers of free Museum Entry do not include parking, Coal Mine, Giant Dome Theater, U-505 on-board tours, or other special exhibitions requiring a ticket purchase.
Becoming a member of the Museum of Science and Industry is an incredible value and your 100% tax-deductible membership gift supports science education. Benefits include free Museum Entry every day, free or discounted tickets to special exhibitions and the Giant Dome Theater, free coat check and stroller service, a 10% discount at stores and restaurants, and free parking at the Family membership level (and above) or discounted parking for Dual memberships.
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