Reserve online and save $2 per person on Museum Entry.

Museum Entry

Includes access to most permanent exhibits, including Science Storms and Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze, as well as Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light.

Adult$21.95 $19.95 online
Child (ages 3-11) – $12.95 $10.95 online
Members – FREE

Museum Entry +Ticketed Experiences

Combine Museum Entry with one, two or three of these experiences requiring an additional ticket: 

Giant Dome Theater films • Coal Mine Tour Fab Lab  WOW! Tour Future Energy Chicago 

Museum Entry + 1  

Adult$33.95 $31.95 online
Child (ages 3-11) – $21.95 $19.95 online

Museum Entry + 2

Adult – $45.95 $43.95 online
Child (ages 3-11) – $30.95 $28.95 online

Museum Entry + 3

Adult – $57.95 $55.95 online
Child (ages 3-11) – $39.95 $37.95 online

Special Experiences

The Science Behind Pixar

Open through January 6, 2019
Adult – $14
Child (3-11) – $11
Members — $7

More membership benefits

U-505 On-board Tour

Adult – $18
Child (3-11) – $14

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Museum Entry does not include parking, special exhibits/events, Giant Dome Theater films, or the Coal Mine, WOW! or U-505 on-board tours. Members receive free Museum Entry up to the admit number on their membership card, which varies by membership level.

The $2 online discount is valid for online purchases including paid Museum Entry. Not available on Illinois Free Days and cannot be combined with additional discounts. Not valid for tickets purchased previously.


Chicago CityPASS

Sightseeing in Chicago? Save 51% with CityPASS
Receive VIP entry at MSI, plus four more top Chicago attractions. Includes MSI permanent exhibits, one special timed-entry experience and a motion simulator ride (a $39.95 value). Purchase online to immediately receive mobile and printable tickets by email, or buy at MSI ticket counters for the same low price.

Adult – $106 (total value of $217)
Child (3-11) – $89 (total value of $184)

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Other offers

Illinois Free Days

On 52 days throughout the year, MSI offers Illinois residents free Museum Entry with valid proof of residency. 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.