Museum of Broadcast Communications
360 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654

t: (312) 245-8200    f: (312) 245-8207


Monday - Closed
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Last admission one hour before closing.
Please give yourself 2 - 3 hours to fully enjoy the museum.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day.


Please be advised that the Radio Hall of Fame inductee plaques are temporarily off-exhibit to accommodate Chicago Board of Elections early voting. 

The area will be accessible again on 2/26/19.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Admission Prices (all inclusive):

Adult $25.00

Senior (65+) $20.00

Student (with valid ID) $20.00

Plus applicable sales tax

Due to contractual obligations, we can only redeem Groupon and GoldStar Promotions that are specifically for ‘Saturday Night Live: The Experience’ and good from 1/2 to 2/28.

3rd floor admission without purchasing SNL:

Adult $6.00

Senior (65+) $5.00

Plus applicable sales tax

Free admission for members and children under age 12.


Parking is available at the Standard Parking at 401 North State Street (AMA Plaza Garage), diagonally across from the museum. Look for the Hertz sign. Prepaid parking discount of $9 for 6 hours - must be paid in advance using this link and entering promo code SNL.

Patrons that do not prepay can still receive a discount of $12 for 6 hours. A validation voucher must be picked up from the box office to receive this discount.

Public Transportation

CTA bus routes 29, 36, and 62 all stop at the front door of the MBC. From the CTA Red Line station at Grand, walk south on State Street for three blocks. From the station at State & Lake, walk north on State Street for one block, cross the river, and MBC will be on the left before you reach Kinzie Street.

Additional Information

The Museum of Broadcast Communication is ADA compliant. The videotaping and/or recording of any museum screen content is prohibited.