Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry is the place to see, feel, and experience the wonders of science.  Experience a simulated take-off and landing on a real 727 jet. Create your own toy top with the help of robots working in an automated toy factory. Learn the secrets of DNA and witness baby chicks peeking through their shells.   Travel to far-away places in the Museum’s Omnimax® theater, Chicago’s only five-story, domed, wrap-around movie screen.  Learn the amazing story of the U-505 submarine (a National Historic Landmark and the only German U-boat captured in World War II) in a 35,000-square-foot exhibit featuring more than 200 artifacts and dynamic interactives.  Purchase an on-board tour ticket to see what life was like for the crew. Fourteen acres of hands-on exhibits await you at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry!   Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive.

Hours: Regular admission hours: Monday–Saturday, 9:30 am–4:00 pm;
Sunday, 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Check website for a detailed list of regular and extended hours.

Closed: Christmas Day. All holidays are subject to change without notice.

Directions:

From the north: proceed south on Lake Shore Drive. You'll notice a bit of construction at 47th Street but should be able to continue straight ahead. Exit right on 57th Street (all lanes currently make this exit as a detour around construction). Follow the curve around to the west side of the building and turn left to enter the garage entrance.

From the south: take I-94 North to Garfield Blvd. (also called 55th Street). Exit eastbound. Stay on Garfield for approximately one mile and watch for King Drive. Just past King Drive, veer right on Payne Drive (look for the blue and green Museum signs). When Payne dead-ends at the Midway Plaisance, turn left (east). Stay on the Plaisance about one mile to Cornell Drive. Turn left onto Cornell. Turn right into the Museum's parking garage, just before reaching 57th Street.

From the west: follow 290 East or 55 North to Lake Shore Drive. Go south on Lake Shore Drive. You'll notice a bit of construction at 47th Street but should be able to continue straight ahead. Exit right on 57th Street (all lanes currently make this exit as a detour around construction). Follow the curve around to the west side of the building and turn left to access the garage entrance.

Take CTA: Metra trains stop at the 57th Street station, just two blocks from the Museum’s north entrance. Buses #2, #6, #10, or #28 also have convenient stops two blocks away from the Museum.

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  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • 5700 S Lake Shore Dr
  • Chicago, IL 60637-2093
  • (773) 684-1414
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  • Web site

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