Saturday Night Live: The Experience

Saturday Night Live: The Experience

Immerse yourself in television history.

Become immersed in Saturday Night Live's fast-paced creative processes and see how ideas become reality in just days. Interact with sets, original props, and costumes – take selfies on the Jeopardy set, rock out on the Wayne’s World couch, and deliver the ‘news’ from behind Weekend Update desk.

You’ve watched SNL for years – now relive 40 years of the show in a way you never imagined. This exhibit is a once in a lifetime experience!

"...the attraction is a huge success and an awe-inspiring, must-see spectacle." -WGN Radio

4/5 Stars - Time Out Chicago

"...this is clearly a journey worth taking, one not afraid to deliver..." -Chicago Tribune

Get Tickets

Group Minimum: 10


Docent-led tours available

Learn even more about your favorite television show with an exhibition expert!

Available Tuesdays-Fridays and Sundays for $50 per docent.

October 21, 2017 - December 31, 2018

Closed Monday

Tuesday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday: 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Thursday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Last entry is one hour before museum closes.

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

A full list of special hours/early closings may be found here.

Full Price

Adults: $25

Seniors: $20

Students: $20


Group Rate

Adults: $20

Seniors: $15

Students: $15*

*One complimentary adult ticket per 10 paid student tickets

*Ages 12 and under are free with adult ticket purchase


Docent Tour: $50

Learn even more about SNL's history on a docent-led tour by an SNL expert.


$5 handling fee and 10.25% sales tax applies to all group orders.

Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N State St
Chicago, Illinois 60654


The mission of The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications, and online access to its resources. The Museum of Broadcast Communications is one of only three museums dedicated to broadcast history in the nation and is home to America's only National Radio Hall of Fame Gallery. Our 62,000 square foot facility is located at 360 North State Street (at Kinzie) next door to Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse and Hotel Chicago.