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Starting Thursday, November 19, the Museum will temporarily close to the public until further notice as the state moves to slow the surge of COVID-19. We were so excited to share the holidays with you, however we must do our part to ensure the spread of this disease does not get worse.
We will be working hard from home to bring you engaging science content through our website and social channels, and we have several free resources for you to explore:
Learning Resources: The Learning Resources virtual hub provides free educational tools in science, technology, engineering and medicine to bring STEM learning to students anywhere, anytime. (msichicago.org/resources)
Science at Home: Keep learning in place and at your pace with science activities and topics you can access anytime with experiments, games and videos. (msichicago.org/scienceathome)
Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light: Explore an online map of trees and displays featured in MSI’s holiday exhibits, decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s diverse communities. Learn about the rich customs of more than 40 countries and cultures. This page will be updated throughout the holiday season. (msichicago.org/trees)
If you have tickets for a Museum visit during this closure, your tickets will be refunded automatically. Please allow up to five business days. Members, please stay tuned to your email for more information.
The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the country! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see! You’ll experience mind blowing, hands-on exhibits and have the chance to navigate through a mirror maze; manipulate a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D, beating heart; and much more! It’s fun and interactive!