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MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS

Chicago, IL

Opens Saturday, October 21, 2017



Immerse Yourself in Television History

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!

Become immersed in the 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.

  • A satisfyingly immersive experience, steering visitors step by step, room to room, through the improbable yet tried-and-true process of putting together each show in just six days.

    Associated Press

  • If you're a fan of SNL, you're going to love this! It's incredible!

    The Today Show

  • An immersive exhibit packed with SNL memorabilia.

    Rolling Stone Magazine

  • Saturday Night Live: The Experience is home to every relic a superfan could desire.

    Time Out Magazine

  • Despite the exhibit's admirable educational aspects, it's the original props and costumes that are clearly the main attraction.

    The Hollywood Reporter

  • A must-see for every SNL fan!

    Fox News

  • Feels like you're really there in the theater for a Saturday Night Live taping….

    Austin American Statesman

  • To be impressed would be an understatement…you will be wowed!

    The Laugh Button

  • “For any super fans who know the process that goes on each week at SNL, it's still so incredibly worth every damn penny…this Saturday Night Live experience is a must for both hardcore and casual fans.

    Teen Reviews

  • It is vibrant, alive and a thrill for any fan!

    Wrytergurlny

  • For those of us who might never see the show in person, much less wander around backstage, this exhibit offers a multi-sensory thrill from start to finish.

    At Rockefeller Center

  • I loved the exhibit!

    Tom Falco Huffington Post

Monday
 

Ride the Week Long Path to Saturday Night

MONDAY: HOST MEETING

You’re in SNL creator and Executive Producer Lorne Michaels’ office where the cast and host gather at the start of the week.

Tuesday
 

Ride the Week Long Path to Saturday Night

TUESDAY: WRITING DAY

Hear from 4 experienced SNL writers about the excitement, creativity and pressure they felt writing an entire episode of SNL in a single day.

Wednesday
 

Ride the Week Long Path to Saturday Night

WEDNESDAY: READ-THROUGH, PRODUCTION & DESIGN

Feel the anticipation as the cast, producers and writers read through every script and choose the best ahead of Saturday’s live show.

Thursday
 

Ride the Week Long Path to Saturday Night

THURSDAY: SET AND COSTUME BUILD

See how SNL’s design team brings scripts to life. Engage in all aspects of set and costume creation while interacting with iconic memorabilia from the past 40 years.

Friday
 

Ride the Week Long Path to Saturday Night

FRIDAY: REHEARSALS

Feel the energy as the cast and crew rehearse their sketches in preparation for the next night.

Saturday
 

Ride the Week Long Path to Saturday Night

SATURDAY: LIVE FROM NEW YORK!

From a replica of Studio 8H, witness the excitement of an exclusive SNL performance with new material from Tina Fey, and some of your favourite performers, musical guests and sketches from the past 40 years.

Wayne's World
 

Saturday Night Brought to Life

WAYNE’S WORLD

First appearance: 1988…These rocker best friends made 21 appearances…Starred in their own movies in 1992 and 1993.

Celebrity Jeopardy <
 

Saturday Night Brought to Life

Celebrity Jeopardy

First appearance: 1996…This comedic take on the popular game show has hilariously resonated with all SNL fans…

Weekend Update
 

Saturday Night Brought to Life

WEEKEND UPDATE

First appearance: 1975… The recurring SNL segment has been a staple of the show from its launch.

You can’t miss it! SNL – The Experience is coming to Chicago! Easy walking distance from Michigan Avenue and downtown hotels!

Hours Starting October 21, 2017:

TUESDAY-SATURDAY: 10AM-5PM
WEDNESDAY: 10AM-8PM
SUNDAY: 12PM-5PM
MONDAY: CLOSED

(Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing time)