Chicago: Griffin Museum of Science and Industry Ticket

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Explore the Western hemisphere's largest science center with a ticket to Griffin Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. See science, technology, and engineering brought to life through exhibits.


  • Explore 35,000 awe-inspiring artifacts at hundreds of exciting exhibits
  • Feel the thrill of controlling a 40-foot tornado and triggering an avalanche
  • Tour the only WW2 German Submarine that was captured by the USA
  • Experience the fun of seeing the Apollo 8 capsule which circled the moon in 1968
  • Discover the science behind 007's gadgets in the special exhibit, 007 Science


Enjoy hands-on activities and live science experiments with this ticket to the Griffin Museum of Science and Industry. Be inspired to innovate as you explore this museum that is housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Discover 14 acres of fun hands-on exhibits allow you to learn by doing. Take a closer look at the science behind the weather with recreations of natures most powerful phenomena: tornados, lightning, fire, tsunamis, sunlight, avalanches and atoms. See a giant Tesla coil that zaps 1.2 million volts of lightning above your head. Take a tour of your digestive system. Go on a run in a human sized hamster wheel. Board a 727 hanging from the ceiling and tour a fully-functioning eco-home. Visit a real toy factory staffed by 12 moving robots and a 2,000 sq ft assembly line. Descend into an Illinois Coal mine. Learn about both the history and the future of space travel at the Henry Crown Space Center. Embark on an exhilarating journey where science meets fiction at the 007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond exhibition! Discover the captivating blend of real-world science and imaginative storytelling behind the iconic cars, gadgets, and props from the James Bond film series. Step into the world of 'Q' and test your spy skills as you design spy vehicles, dangle from a steel beam, and create daring stunts. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to explore the science and technology that have shaped the world's most famous spy. Open through October 27, 2024, this exhibition is not included in general admission and requires an additional ticket. Located just a few miles South of Downtown Chicago, with convenient underground parking, this is the place to discover the joys of science through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, live science experiments, special events, and 3-D movie screenings.


Timed ticket for Museum of Science and Industry Access to 007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond (if James Bond option selected)

Important Information

  • Daily capacity is limited and advance ticket purchase is required
  • If you purchase the Coal Mine or U505 options with Admission, the time you choose if the time of the Coal Mine or U505 experience - so you should aim to enter the Museum 1 Hour before to allow time to find the experience and check-in. The Museum opens at 9.30am, and you can enter the main museum any time before your scheduled expeience.
  • Certain exhibits, classrooms, and lab activities with limited space for physical distancing require masks to be worn
  • You may bring your own lunch or you can purchase food and drinks at the Museum Kitchen or Stan’s Donuts •007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond is open through October 27, 2024

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