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

Buy tickets now to speed your way into the Museum, reserve times for popular experiences that can sell out, and to save on ticketing.

Museum Entry

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

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

Museum Entry +
Ticketed Experiences

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

Wired to Wear™ • Makers United 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 Exhibitions

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.


Member Prices

For MSI members

Museum EntryFreeFree
Wired to Wear
Makers United


More benefits of MSI membership

Chicago CityPASS

Sightseeing in Chicago? Save 50% with CityPASS
Receive premier entry at MSI, plus four more top Chicago attractions. Includes MSI permanent exhibits and one special timed-entry experience (a $33.95 value). Purchase online to immediately receive mobile and printable tickets by email, or buy at MSI ticket counters for the same low price.

Adult – $108 (total value of $214)
Child (3-11) – $89 (total value of $171)

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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. 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.