Museum of Science and Industry



57th Street and Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60637

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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!

Health and Safety

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Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Mobile Payments Accepted

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Complimentary Policy 1 adult per 10 students

Motorcoach Parking Off-site

Separate Group Entrance

Average Visit/Tour Length 3 hours

Team Building Programs

Team Building Activities Offered

Minimum Group Number 15

Maximum Group Number 10000

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Miles from Downtown 6.0




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Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available On-site

Food On-site Restaurant

Hours of Operation 9:30am - 4pm every day. Extended hours during spring break, summer, and winter holidays.


Military Discount

AARP Discount

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 3000

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 1200

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 12000

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 1200

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity 12000

Private Meeting Space Available

Permanent Stage

Group Menu


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