This Sunday, we open at 11 a.m. due to the Chicago Half Marathon. Museum Hours

Tickets

Buying your tickets in advance is the best way to speed your Museum entry, reserve times for experiences that can sell out, and to save on ticketing.

Museum Entry1

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

Adult – $18
Child (ages 3-11) – $11
Members – FREE

Museum Entry + Ticketed Experiences

Explorer ticket packages combine Museum Entry with one, two or three experiences requiring an additional ticket. They include:

Brick by Brick
• Robot Revolution • U-505 Submarine On-board TourWOW! Tour • Coal Mine • Giant Dome Theater filmsFab LabFuture Energy Chicago

Explorer 1: Museum Entry and one of the above 

Adult – $30
Child (ages 3-11) – $20

Explorer 2: Museum Entry and two of the above

Adult – $42
Child (ages 3-11) – $29

Explorer 3: Museum Entry and three of the above

Adult – $54
Child (ages 3-11) – $38

Buy tickets

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.

 

Members

Brick by Brick – $6 adult and child (ages 3-17)
Robot Revolution – $6 adult and child (ages 3-17)

More about the benefits of MSI membership

CityPASS

Visiting Chicago? Save 53% with CityPASS
Receive VIP entry at MSI, plus VIP admission to four more top Chicago attractions.

Adult – $99.75
Child (ages 3-11) – $84.75

Learn more about CityPASS

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.

Discounts

See our Discounts page for limited-time deals and ongoing offers, including ones for Chicago residents, active military personnel, 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.