MSI will open at 11 a.m. this Sunday, due to nearby road closures. Details

MSI will open later this Sunday due to nearby road closures.

On Sunday, May 22, MSI will have a delayed opening due to nearby road closures for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon. We will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

* 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 – $14
(3-11) – $11
(all ages) $7
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$7
Coal Mine tour
Dissect an Eye
Fab Lab workshops
U-505 On-board Tour$17$13

More benefits of MSI membership

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 – $109 (total value of $219)
Child (3-11) – $89 (total value of $184)

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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.