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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 one of these experiences requiring an additional ticket:

Giant Dome Theater Films • Future Energy Chicago

Adult – $12
Child (ages 3-11*) – $9
Member – FREE or discounted*

* Future Energy Chicago: Recommended for ages 7 and up. Members save $1.

Fab Lab and Learning Labs

Adult – $12
Child (ages 10-11) – $9
Member – FREE or discounted

Buy tickets

Museum Entry does not include parking, special exhibits/events, Giant Dome Theater films, or the Fab Lab. 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
Future Energy Chicago$11$8

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.