Coronavirus Updates

Hours and Admission 

Admission is free! Drop-in visits are welcome, but we encourage visitors to make a reservation

Wednesday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am-8:00pm (New extended hours!)
Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Book Your Visit

A visit to Mindworks lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many studies you’d like to take.

Planning Your Visit

Mindworks features eight interactive exhibits, six testing rooms, and an iPad testing area. It’s a beautiful, remodeled space that’s welcoming of all individuals, from Chicagoland residents to visitors from around the world.

Once you arrive, you can expect to be greeted by one of our friendly Mindworks staffers. If you have an appointment, a research assistant will walk you through the process. Walk-in visitors are also welcome. During your visit, you'll explore our exhibits to learn about the fascinating field of behavioral science, and you may participate in experiments to help expand the science of judgment and decision making. You'll even earn prizes for supporting research.

Schedule your free visit today!

Group Visits

School Groups

If you are a high school teacher, college professor, administrator, or student club leader, please visit our Resources for Educators page. 

Professional Groups

Behavioral science insights are revolutionizing fields like finance, public policy, health care, business, and countless others. Bring your colleagues to Mindworks for team-building, networking, professional development, and learn how to apply behavioral science in your workplace. 

  • Small groups (10 or fewer): please schedule a self-guided group visit via Acuity. Groups are welcome Wednesday-Friday, 11am-5pm. 
  • Large groups (10+ visitors): Please submit an inquiry to tell us about your group and start the conversation. Wednesdays and Thursdays are our preferred days for large group visits. 

Special Events

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October 14-15: Open House Chicago

Mindworks is thrilled to participate in Open House Chicago with the Chicago Architecture Center! We’re one of more than 170 sites welcoming visitors for this FREE annual architecture festival. See this year’s site list at

Special: Saturday, Oct. 13, 12-3pm, meet the architects from Krueck Sexton Partners who brought Mindworks to life. 

October 14-15: Open House Chicago
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Mindworks & WBEZ Present: Science Friday Live in Chicago

On October 29, join NPR's Science Friday and host Ira Flatow as they uncover the amazing behavioral science news and stories happening in Chicago! Enjoy a special live performance of Science Friday, one of NPR's most popular shows, in an episode all about the science of social connection.

Tickets are on sale now! 

Mindworks & WBEZ Present: Science Friday Live in Chicago

COVID-19 Protocols

Mindworks has adopted the following protocols in an effort to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Masks are recommended but not required to visit Mindworks. 
  • Visitors who are not feeling well for any reason or (a) have any COVID-19 symptoms, (b) have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days, and/or (c) have had close contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 should postpone their visit.

Other Places to Visit

Mindworks is just one of the Loop's can't-miss destinations. Here are some other nearby museums, restaurants, and businesses to explore during your visit: 

Building Accessibility

Mindworks is located on the first floor of 224 South Michigan Avenue. For wheelchair access, please use the building’s south entrance on Jackson, and enter Mindworks via our atrium entrance. We are happy to ensure that accommodations are in place for your visit, so feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

Mindworks is easily accessible via ‘L’ train (Adam/Wabash or Jackson stops), Metra (Van Buren station), bus, bike, or car.

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