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Museum of Science and Industry

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While Adler Planetarium remains closed, CityPASS guests may visit two of the three open option attractions: Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, and 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck.

Highlights

  • 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.

Location

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
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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Contact

Hours

Wed-Sun, 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)
msichicago.org

Offers/Upgrades

10% off Your Purchase: Get 10% off your purchase at the Museum's gift shops.

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

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Advice for Visitors

Tips:

  • 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.

Amenities:

  • 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.