Watch for traffic near MSI due to nearby lane closures.

One southbound lane of DuSable Lake Shore Drive from 57th Drive to Hayes Drive is closed for roadway work related to the Obama Presidential Center. This may cause slowdowns near the southbound 57th Drive exit toward MSI, so allow a little extra time if driving or taking CTA express buses. Visit the CDOT site for more info.

Museum Entry

Includes access to most permanent exhibits, including Science Storms and Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze, as well as select temporary exhibitions.

Adult – $21.95
Child ages 3-11 – $12.95
Members – FREE

Ticketed Experiences

Combine Museum Entry with experiences requiring additional tickets:

Giant Dome TheaterCoal Mine tourFab Lab workshopsDissect an Eye

Adult – $12
Child (ages 3-11*) – $9
Member – FREE or discounted (see below: Member Prices)

U-505 On-board Tour

Adult – $18
Child (ages 3-11*) – $14
Member – Adult $17, Child $13 (Annual Fund: FREE)

* Age limits apply to certain experiences.
Dissect an Eye lab: Ages 8 and up (ages 8-15 requires a Eye Lab-ticketed chaperone).
Fab Lab workshops: Ages 10 and up (ages 10-12 requires a Fab Lab-ticketed chaperone age 18+).

Special Exhibition

The Art of the Brick

Adult – $16
(3-11) – $12
(all ages) $7 (Annual Fund: FREE)
Be sure to add these exhibition tickets to your order.

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Museum Entry does not include parking, special exhibits/events, Giant Dome Theater films, tours, Fab Lab workshops or other lab experiences (unless otherwise noted). Members receive free Museum Entry up to the admit number on their membership card, which varies by membership level.


Member Prices

For MSI members

Museum EntryFREEFREE
Giant Dome Theater FREE or discountedFREE or discounted
The Art of the Brick$7
Annual Fund: FREE
Annual Fund: FREE
Dissect an Eye
Fab Lab workshops
Coal Mine tour$11
Annual Fund: FREE
Annual Fund: FREE
U-505 On-board Tour$17 each
Annual Fund: FREE
$13 each
Annual Fund: FREE

Chicago CityPASS®

Spend less, experience more.
CityPASS® saves 50% off admission to Chicago’s top 5 attractions—including MSI permanent exhibits and one special timed-entry experience (a $33.95 value). Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. Purchase online for instant, paperless mobile delivery.

Adult – $114 (a $228 value)
Child (3-11) – $93 (a $192 value)

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Other offers

Illinois Free Days

On select dates throughout the year, MSI offers Illinois residents free Museum Entry with valid proof of residency. Pricing applied at checkout. See schedule and details.


See our Discounts page for limited-time deals and ongoing offers, including ones for Chicago residents, active military personnel and veterans, Chicago firefighters and police officers, Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12th grades) and more.

Group Rates

Special rates available for school and tour groups of 15 or more with four-week advance reservation. For details, see Groups.