Museum of Science and Industry

5700 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

Membership to Museum of Science and Industry. Choose One of Two Options.

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  • World-renowned museum
  • Two membership options
  • Exciting exhibits
  • Free tickets to many special exhibits

About This Deal

Science is one of the world’s most marginalized subjects, often bullied by math, disregarded by geography, and ridiculed by gym class. Give science the affection it deserves with today’s Groupon: membership to the Museum of Science and Industry, located in Hyde Park. Choose from two options:

  • $55 for a one-year “Master” family membership (a $115 value). The family membership grants free admission to two adults, all of your children under 18, and one guest. Master-level members also receive, among other benefits, four free passes to the Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit and other select upcoming special exhibits. Indoor parking is included at a discounted $12 rate.

  • $40 for a one-year “Bachelor” individual membership (an $80 value). The individual membership grants free admission to the member plus one guest. Bachelor-level members also receive, among other benefits, two free passes to both the Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit and and other select upcoming special exhibits.

The Museum of Science and Industry, opened in 1933, has nearly 14 acres of interactive exhibits and more than 35,000 intellect-tickling artifacts. Current exhibits include YOU! The Experience, which explores the intellectual, corporeal, spiritual, and immiscible aspects of human life through 50 interactive experiences; Science Storms, which explains the science behind natural phenomena and allows visitors to control the air flow of a 40-foot tornado, make a tsunami in a 30-foot wave tank, and more; and the U-505 Submarine, which showcases a German submarine captured off the coast of West Africa during World War II. Plus, classic exhibits such as the Coal Mine are always available.

In addition to the benefits outlined above, both membership levels include free tickets to the museum’s five-story, wrap-around Omnimax Theater. The theater, a stunning above-head dome of sight and sound, makes any movie a full-body experience, like skydiving or donating half a liver. Two films currently playing include Hubble, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, which explores outer space, and Legends of Flight, which examines aviation history.

Valid for new members or those who have not been members for at least one year. Current members can purchase this Groupon to add six months to their membership.


Frommer's gives the Museum of Science and Industry an exceptional rating. More than 220 Yelpers give it a four-star average rating, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes:

  • I think what distinguishes it is that it's a museum that's great for both kids and adults. It's highly interactive while being highly educational. – Wendy S., Yelp
  • Good lay-out and descriptions; there are also volunteer guides/veterans who can fill you in on the details or answer any questions you may have. – NoVAdiver, Trip Advisor

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for membership purchased. New members only, or those who haven't been members for 1 year. Must provide shipping address at checkout. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking, award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else to hands-on opportunities that make you the scientist—a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix.

New Exhibits and Experiences:

Wired to Wear™ showcases cutting-edge, wearable technologies from industry pioneers and creative visionaries that will make us stronger, smarter and healthier.

The Makers United Holiday Ornament Workshop introduces you to design thinking with a hands-on opportunity to build your own piece of wearable technology: your choice of an LED ornament or a circuit band.

Extreme Ice explains and illustrates climate change through stunning photographic documentation and time-lapse videography.

Guest Favorites:

The U-505 Submarineexhibit features the only German sub in the United States, and is also a national war memorial to American sailors who have given their lives on the high seas in defense of their country. The optional On-Board Tour requires an additional ticket purchase.

Numbers In Nature: A Mirror Maze explains and exposes mathematical patterns found in nature and features an 1,800-square-foot mirror maze.

Science Storms explores the extraordinary science behind some of nature’s most powerful phenomena, including a 40-foot-tall indoor tornado, a tsunami tank and a Tesla coil launching lightning strikes!