Wired+Makers: Experience both and save! Details

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Wired+Makers: Save 25%

See the latest in wearable technology, then make some wearable technology to take home. When you add Wired to Wear and Makers United to your ticket order, you'll save 25% on both. Or 50% on one. However you do the math, it doesn't take a calculator built into your sleeve. (Although if you have one of those, that's pretty cool.)

Wired+Makers offer applies to non-member tickets on a single visit date.
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Blue Star Museums

MSI is proud to take part in Blue Star Museums, offering free Museum Entry to all active duty military personnel and their families (up to five members) from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Just present a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, and receive free Museum Entry for yourself and up to five family members.

Program valid May 18 to September 2, 2019. Offer must be redeemed onsite and is not available through online ticketing. Not valid with any other offers or ticket packages. No cash value and non-transferable. Not valid for parking, Coal Mine, Giant Dome Theater, U-505 on-board tours, or other special exhibitions.

Ongoing Offers

Illinois 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).

Always Free

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

Illinois school groups on registered field trips receive free Museum Entry*.

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Illinois home school groups and families can receive free Museum Entry*.

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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. Advance reservations are not available for reciprocal admission. 

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—regardless of state residency—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). Advance reservations are not available for Museums for All.

* 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. See Ticket Prices on Free Days for more information.

Great Values

Membership

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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Chicago CityPASS

Save 50% and skip ticket lines with premier admission to MSI and four other top Chicago attractions: Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago Day/Light, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago. Valid for nine days. Purchase online to immediately receive mobile and printable tickets by email, or buy at MSI ticket counters for the same low price.

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Go Chicago Card

The Go Chicago Card provides you access to 25 of Chicago's top attractions and tours for a single low price on a single ticket. Save now—buy a one-day, three-day, or seven-day pass at the Museum.

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Illinois Free Days

Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry1 on these upcoming dates:

MonthDates
August 201926–28

Pricing is applied at checkout. Schedule is subject to change.

1 On Illinois Free Days, Museum Entry is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency. No further Chicago residency discounts apply on Illinois Free Days. 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+.) Giant Dome Theater films, Coal Mine and optional U-505 onboard tours, and certain temporary exhibits are not included in Museum Entry, and require separate admission. (See Ticket Prices on Illinois Free Days and Parking.)

Ticket Prices on Free Days

For Illinois residents on Illinois Free Days
TicketAdult

Child
(3-11)
Museum EntryFreeFree
Wired to Wear
Makers United
Giant Dome Theater films
Coal Mine
Fab Lab workshops
WOW! Tour
Future Energy Chicago
$12
each
$9
each
U-505 Submarine:
On-board Tour
$18$14

No further Chicago residency discounts apply on Illinois Free Day prices.