Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, IL

Where are we going?

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Drive

773 684-1414

What is there to do?

Did you know that Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is one of the largest science museums in the WORLD?  In fact, it's home to more than 400,000 square feet, of hands-on exhibits, all designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity in children.

Inside this popular museum, kids can see a real life WWII submarine, enjoy watching a 5 story movie screen, experience a 40 foot tornado, and come face to face with a 727! How can so much discovery fit inside one museum? Only one way to find out!

Have you ever descended into a mine shaft? The Museum of Science and Industry lets you take a ride on the rails and learn the technology of coal mining. You can collaborate in a fast-paced simulation to create a more sustainable city, and experience the physics and chemistry of natural phenomena (yes kids, the tornados!)

Want to visit Seattle without leaving Chicago? The massive model railroad in the Great Train Story exhibit allows just that! There are model ships that tell the story of man's quest to travel the seas, and a mirror maze where kids can discover mathematical patterns in the natural world. 

From transportation exhibits, to the exploration of space, the inventions of the future and the breakthroughs of the past, the Museum of Science and Industry offers a fun, exciting, and eye-opening day of discovery and creativity for kids, and parents alike!

So what are you waiting for kids? Are you ready to discover how exciting science and technology really can be? Let's go then!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $21.95

Children: $12.95 (Ages 3 to 11)

Discount: Book online and save $2 on your admission!


Need a little extra help?

With ramps, elevators, accessible parking and wheelchairs available, the museum aims to be as accessible as possible. Some exhibits, due to their historic nature, have limited accessibility, so check with the staff when you arrive for details


When can we go?

Daily 9:30am - 4pm, with some exceptions (check online for these)

Open year round, but closed some major holidays


Any top tips?

The museum offers 52 FREE days every year to Illinois residents with proof of ID!

I’m Hungry!

The Brain Food Court offers a variety of lunch options including salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, market station, grill favorites, soup, fruits and desserts. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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