Museum of Science and Industry

Save 50% on premium admission to the top 5 Chicago attractions with CityPASS.


  • Spend time in Science Storms with a 40-foot tornado, 20-foot Tesla Coil, and 30-foot avalanche disc
  • Walk through a real United 727, climb aboard the engine of the Empire State Express, the first machine to break the 100 mph, and gaze in awe at historic aircraft flying above you in the Transportation Gallery.
  • Sea Earth’s atmosphere, the flow of ocean currents, changing cloud cover and the geophysical forces that shape our planet in near real-time in Earth Revealed.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy a scientific adventure in Chicago's only five-story, domed, wrap-around theater.


57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Just minutes from downtown Chicago.
GPS address: 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637

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Open daily, 9:30am-4pm
Extended hours on select dates. Call or visit website to verify hours.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(773) 684-1414
(800) 468-6674 (GO-TO-MSI)


MSI Theater: CityPASS includes a film in Chicago's only five-story, domed, wrap-around theater (reserve upon arrival). Please note that the Theater will be closed from January 5 through mid-March, 2020 for upgrades and renovations.

U-505 Submarine Onboard Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: adult $18, child (3-11) $14.

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Advice for Visitors


  • Save time in line by redeeming your CityPASS ticket in advance online! Visit and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also add additional experiences to your MSI admission during this process. You'll receive an email with your MSI ticket, which you can take straight to museum entry.
  • The best time to see baby chicks hatching is in the afternoon.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Reserve your special experience timed-entry ticket either in advance or upon arrival, as they can fill up quickly.


  • Dining: The Brain Food Court, Museum Café, Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store, Shop Earth, Museum Photo Studio.

Best time to visit: Mondays are the least-crowded.

Accessibility: Museum and MSI Theater are fully accessible. Elevators available. Wheelchairs available in Entry Hall and at Space Center entrance.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (773) 684-1414 in advance of arrival.