Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, IL

Where are we going?

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S Lake Shore Drive
IL 60637

773 684-1414

What is there to do?

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is actually one of the largest science museums in the WORLD, with more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on exhibits designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity.

That is quite a family day out, so are you ready for the adventure?

Kids can see how technology is transforming our clothes to enhance our lives, and experience a real U-505 Submarine - the ONLY Germany submarine in the USA!

Baby chicks make an appearance in the Baby Chick Hatchery, where you can discover the complex variables that produce new life, and the family can collaborate in a fast paced simulation to create a more sustainable city!

Uncover the physics and chemistry in natural phenomena like tornados and avalanches, and even follow the story of man's quest to travel the seas through the Museum of Science and Industry's collection of model ships!

There are passenger trains, experimental exhibits for young children, exhibits on transportation history (including an opportunity to travel from Chicago to Seattle in intricate details on a massive model railroad!) a coal mine to descend, and even discover mathematical patterns within the natural world in a mirror maze!

Yes kids, there is even a Fairy Castle too!

It's hands-on fun for the whole family at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, with a world of science, technology and history just waiting to be discovered!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $21.95

Children: $12.95 (Ages 3 to 11)

Discount: Free for members


Need a little extra help?

The museum is accessible, with accessible parking, access, ramps and elevators! A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available in the Entry Hall. A photo ID is required for complimentary use of a wheelchair.


When can we go?

9:30am - 4pm daily, check website for occasional exceptions

Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Any top tips?

You can add experiences to your ticket if you like!

I’m Hungry!

You won't go hungry at the museum! There's a food court with fresh-made pizzas, hand-pressed burgers, chicken tenders, soups, sandwiches, pasta and more. There's also a cafe great for sandwiches and snacks, and even an ice cream parlor! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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