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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! 
Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see!  You’ll experience 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and have the chance to stand before a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; navigate through a mirror maze; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D beating heart; and much more!

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago + Omnimax Ticket

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Museum Entry Plus an Omnimax Film

Experience 14 acres of mind-blowing, interactive exhibits!  See your heart beat 13-feet tall. Climb aboard a World War II German submarine. Manipulate a 40-foot indoor tornado. Journey through a mathematical mirror maze. Plunge into a working coal mine. Step into the future.  Those experiences and more await you at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI)—the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and home to thousands of exhibits, artifacts and “wow” moments that last a lifetime. 

MSI’s unique and cutting-edge experiences and exhibits have earned some bragging rights. MSI was rated one of the “Top 25 Museums in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor, one of the “Seven Wonders of Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune and named one of the “Top 10 Science Museums to visit in the United States” by American Mensa.  Science Storms, a 26,000-square-foot exhibit that reveals the extraordinary science behind some of nature’s most powerful and compelling phenomena; and YOU! The Experience, a 15,000-square-foot exhibit that explores the human mind, body and spirit, are among the most popular offerings at MSI. 

Other favorite experiences include: the U-505 Submarine, the only German U-boat captured during World War II, surrounded by more than 30,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive activities;  Numbers in Nature, which explores mathematical patterns that abound in nature and lets guests maneuver a real mirror maze; the Coal Mine, a reproduction of an Illinois coal mine that takes guests down 50 feet in a real hoist to the bottom of a mineshaft; The Great Train Story, a dynamic model train display that illustrates modern rail operation; and the Omnimax® Theater, Chicago’s only five-story, domed, wrap-around movie screen.

This MSI Chicago Ticket Includes Museum Entry and ONE Omnimax film 

The following additional experiences can be purchased at the Museum.  They require an additional timed-entry ticket:  $9 Adult, $7 Child (ages 3-11). Subject to availability. 

  • Brick by Brick
  • Coal Mine 
  • The WOW! Tour
  • U-505 Submarine On-board Tour 

More Information

Come experience these unique and amazing Exhibits:  

  • Explore the power of play with giant Lego built structures and building challenges.
  • Coal Mine - Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
  • U-505 Submarine - Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
  • Future Energy Chicago - Collaborate in a fast-paced simulation to create a more sustainable city.
  • Genetics and the Baby chick Hatchery - Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
  • Numbers in Nature:  A Mirror Maze -0 Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
  • Science Storms:  Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of nature phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
  • The Great Train Story:  Travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate detail on this massive model railroad.
  • YOU! The Experience:  Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
  • All Aboard the Silver Streak:  Pioneer Zephyr:  Step aboard one of America's first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
  • Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle:  Experience the enchantment of fairy's dream home in Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle.
  • DARPA:  Redefining Possible:  (through Sept. 6):  Meet the agency behind some of our favorite technologies.
  • The Idea Factory:  Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
  • Transportation Gallery:  Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
  • Farm Tech:  Step into a modern farm and explore the innovations that bring food to your table.
  • Fast Forward Inventing the Future:  Immerse yourself in a world of tomorrow's inventions and today's visionaries.
  • Henry Crown Space Center:  Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
  • The Art of the Bicycle:  See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
  • Earth Revealed:  Get an up-close and near "real-time" view of our planet Earth.
  • Materials Science:  Explore the history and future of materials that impact our lives every day.
  • Ships through the Ages:  Follow the store of man's quest to travel the seas with the Museum's collection of model ships.
  • Swiss Jolly Ball:  See the world's largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
  • ToyMaker 3000:  An Adventure in Automation:  This assembly line of robots manufactures fun while assembling custom toy tops before your eyes.
  • Whispering Gallery:  Investigate the reflection and focus of sound by sending the tiniest whisper across the room.
  • Yesterday's Main Street:  Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.
  • Explore the power of play with giant Lego built structures and building challenges.
  • Coal Mine - Descend the mine shaft, take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining.
  • U-505 Submarine - Experience the real U-505, the only German submarine in the United States.
  • Future Energy Chicago - Collaborate in a fast-paced simulation to create a more sustainable city.
  • Genetics and the Baby chick Hatchery - Discover the complex interplay between genes and environmental cues that produce new life.
  • Numbers in Nature:  A Mirror Maze -0 Discover the mathematical patterns that abound in the natural world.
  • Science Storms:  Feel the physics and consider the chemistry of nature phenomena like tornados and avalanches.
  • The Great Train Story:  Travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate detail on this massive model railroad.
  • YOU! The Experience:  Examine the experience of life itself and the connection between mind, body and spirit.
  • All Aboard the Silver Streak:  Pioneer Zephyr:  Step aboard one of America's first diesel-electric streamlined passenger trains.
  • Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle:  Experience the enchantment of fairy's dream home in Colleen Moore's Fairy Castle.
  • DARPA:  Redefining Possible:  (through Sept. 6):  Meet the agency behind some of our favorite technologies.
  • The Idea Factory:  Young children can splash, stack and spin their way to testing scientific principles.
  • Transportation Gallery:  Explore how humankind has flown, soared, sped and chugged throughout the years.
  • Farm Tech:  Step into a modern farm and explore the innovations that bring food to your table.
  • Fast Forward Inventing the Future:  Immerse yourself in a world of tomorrow's inventions and today's visionaries.
  • Henry Crown Space Center:  Recapture the excitement of the Space Race and learn about the future of space exploration.
  • The Art of the Bicycle:  See the art and function of rarely displayed historic bikes alongside new cutting-edge bicycles.
  • Earth Revealed:  Get an up-close and near "real-time" view of our planet Earth.
  • Materials Science:  Explore the history and future of materials that impact our lives every day.
  • Ships through the Ages:  Follow the store of man's quest to travel the seas with the Museum's collection of model ships.
  • Swiss Jolly Ball:  See the world's largest pinball machine right before your eyes.
  • ToyMaker 3000:  An Adventure in Automation:  This assembly line of robots manufactures fun while assembling custom toy tops before your eyes.
  • Whispering Gallery:  Investigate the reflection and focus of sound by sending the tiniest whisper across the room.
  • Yesterday's Main Street:  Journey back in time and experience America in the early 1900s.

The following additional experiences can be purchased at the Museum.  They require an additional timed-entry ticket:  $9 Adult, $7 Child (ages 3-11). Subject to availability. 

  • Brick by Brick
  • Coal Mine 
  • The WOW! Tour
  • U-505 Submarine On-board Tour 

 

Map & Directions

By Car
Parking
Forget about the weather! Park in our convenient, underground garage. The entrance is located at the northwest corner of our building, at E. 57th Street and S. Cornell Ave. (Click here for Google Maps directions).

By Bus (CTA)
From downtown Chicago, there are several ways to reach the Museum by bus.

2 Hyde Park Express
This bus stops at 57th and Stony Island—one block west of the Museum. The #2 runs during morning and evening rush hour. Click here for more information.

6 - Jackson Park Express
This bus stops on 56th Street and Hyde Park Boulevard—one block north of the Museum. Click here for more information.

10 - Museum of Science and Industry Bus
This CTA bus runs along Michigan Avenue and State Street downtown, and stops at our front entrance. It operates daily during Spring Break (dates vary), and from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, there is additional weekday service. At other times of the year, the 10 runs only on weekends.  The Museum's north entrance, overlooking the front lawn, is the nearest access to public transportation.

By Train
Metra
Metra Electric Line trains to and from downtown Chicago stop at the 55th/56th/57th Street station, just two blocks from the Museum's north entrance. (Turn left as you exit the station.) For travel to and from Indiana, South Shore Line trains also stop at the 57th Street station. Use the RTA Trip Planner or call (312) 836-7000 for specific directions from your location.

By Bike
The Museum is easily reached by bike on the beautiful lakefront path, just across Lake Shore Drive from the Museum. (From downtown, the ride is approximately eight miles.) Just north of 57th Street, follow the ramp down into the underpass below Lake Shore Drive, then left into the underpass below 57th Street. The Museum's main entrance will be ahead and to your right. Bike racks are available on either side of the main entrance.

Divvy
One bike option great for both Chicagoans and visitors is Divvy, Chicago's bike sharing system. Divvy offers both annual memberships and 24-hour passes for unlimited 30-minute bike trips. Just unlock a Divvy bike at the station nearest you, then dock it at the Divvy station just outside the main entrance to MSI. (For lakefront riders who want some extra time getting here from downtown, the 31st Street Divvy station is a convenient point for docking and undocking your bike to restart the 30-minute timer.)

Ticket Terms

The following additional experiences can be purchased at the Museum.  They require an additional timed-entry ticket:  $9 Adult, $7 Child (ages 3-11). Subject to availability. 

  • Brick by Brick
  • Coal Mine 
  • The WOW! Tour
  • U-505 Submarine On-board Tour 

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