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 – $25.95
Child ages 3-11 – $14.95
Members – FREE

Ticketed Experiences

Combine Museum Entry with experiences requiring additional tickets:

Giant Dome TheaterCoal Mine tour

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.
** Active military and veterans receive $4 off their U-505 OBT ticket. See Discounts for details.

Special Exhibition

Pompeii: The Exhibition

Adult – $18
(3-11) – $14
(all ages) $9 (Annual Fund: FREE)
Be sure to add these exhibition tickets to your order.

Flex Pass

limited time offer

Adult – $49.95
Child (3-11) – $29.95

The Flex Pass includes Museum Entry plus two choices from our most popular experiences—including blockbuster Pompeii: The Exhibition—for one discounted price. Available for visits through November 22, 2023. See additional details.

Flex Pass details

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Museum Entry does not include parking, special exhibits/events, Giant Dome Theater films, tours, 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
Coal Mine tour$11
Annual Fund: FREE
Annual Fund: FREE
U-505 On-board Tour$17
Annual Fund: FREE
Annual Fund: FREE
Pompeii: The Exhibition$9
Annual Fund: FREE
Annual Fund: FREE

Chicago CityPASS®

Spend less, experience more.
CityPASS® saves 48% 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 – $134 (a $258 value)
Child (3-11) – $104 (a $209 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.