Hours and Admission 

Mindworks is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. A visit to Mindworks lasts about 30 to 60 minutes, depending on how many studies you’d like to take.

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

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Special Events

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Mindworks Anniversary Celebration

Mindworks celebrated its first anniversary July 22-24 with a full weekend of festivities, including prize giveaways, guided tours in English & Spanish, live music, and more. Read the recap and see photos from this outstanding event. 

Mindworks Anniversary Celebration

COVID-19 Protocols

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

  • Proof of vaccination is no longer required to visit Mindworks.
  • Beginning March 4, 2022, masks are recommended but not required to visit Mindworks. 
  • Please abide by social-distancing guidelines, maintaining a six-foot distance from others not part of your visiting group.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations are available.
  • Surfaces and exhibits are routinely cleaned and disinfected by staff.
  • 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.

Planning Your Visit

The brand-new, state-of-the-art Mindworks facility 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. If you’re a walk-in, there may be a short wait before you’re able to begin. Feel free to explore our exhibits and learn about the fascinating field of behavioral science while you wait.

Schedule your free visit today!

Group Visits

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. 

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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