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Museum of Science and Industry

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57th and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60637

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Maximum
Meeting:12000
Meeting
Rooms:10
  • A corporate reception for 1000's!
  • Host your holiday event at a Unique Venue in ChicagoHost your holiday event at a Unique Venue in Chicago
  • White White
  • Uplit Rotunda looking into East Court Uplit Rotunda looking into East Court
  • Gala reception in the RotundaGala reception in the Rotunda
  • East Court off of Rotunda East Court off of Rotunda
  • New product launch in the RotundaNew product launch in the Rotunda
  • RotundaRotunda
  • South Portico & LagoonSouth Portico & Lagoon
  • Rotunda with an 80 foot Kings Table Rotunda with an 80 foot Kings Table
  • U505 Dinner U505 Dinner
  • U505 Reception U505 Reception
  • Museum of Science and Industry Exterior Museum of Science and Industry Exterior
  • Tented Dinner on the North Lawn Tented Dinner on the North Lawn
  • Colombian Room Colombian Room
  •  Rotunda during Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Lights Rotunda during Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Lights
  • RotundaRotunda
  • Rotunda Rotunda
  • Smart Home & Garden Smart Home & Garden
  • Smart Home GardenSmart Home Garden

About

About Museum of Science and Industry

Just steps from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), continues to indulge the imagination with a myriad of vibrant and interactive exhibits. MSI, the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences. Since opening our doors in 1933, we’ve welcomed more than 175 million guests from around the world to the Museum of Science and Industry’s Chicago event space.

Our mission; to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational.

Discover a world of possibilities…
MSI is a premier destination in Chicago for unique and engaging Special Events. Incorporating our amazing exhibits into your Chicago event will make your evening extraordinary! Dine beside a World War II German submarine, plunge into a working coal mine, stand inside a 40-foot tornado. Step into the future….

Watch the video above to learn more about some of the attributes that make The Museum of Science and Industry the premier event venue in Chicago, Illinois.

Those experiences and more are waiting for your guests when you plan an event at the Museum of Science and Industry!

 
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION
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Midway - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Free

CATERING
Catering provided by Sodexo, the Museum's on-site culinary team.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

12000 Attendees


10 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 850 | Classroom Style 200 | Standing Reception 10000 | Seated Reception 4000

TECHNOLOGY
The new daytime meeting space has projectors and screens. The Rotunda has state of the art lighting setups.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


Projector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

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Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors


Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES
NO


Catering
Catering provided by Sodexo, the Museum's on-site culinary team.
Dining Options
| Seating Capacity: 8000
Mingle amidst an antique locomotive; dance below an authentic British "Spitfire" fighter plane; dine under our spectacular 120-foot coper-domed ceiling!
| Seating Capacity: 500
No where else in Chicago can your guests dine in the shadow of a legendary WWII submarine. The U-505 is a memorable centerpiece for any event.
| Seating Capacity: 325
This recently renovated gallery offers an expanded and more interactive exploration of the space program from the early years of the Space Race, to what our future in space is likely to hold. You're invited to "dock" at the International Space Station, "remote control" a Mars Rover, explore an inflatable moon base and discover the upcoming technologies of human space exploration. This gallery also features the Omnimax Theater.
| Seating Capacity: 650
Add flair to your event by hosting your guests in a scenic outdoor setting in the historic Jackson Park Lagoon. This park-like scenery is perfect for wedding ceremonies, dining, mingling and toasting!

Begin your event in this grand space, the ultimate location for registration and pre-event cocktails.

Celebrating exciting new directions in sustainable living and environmentally-friendly technology, Smart Home gives you a view of the latest innovations in reuseable resources. Available with the rental of Henry Crown Space Center.

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Midway - 20 minutes
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Services

Services

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We've got the "little things" down to a science; the essence and style of your event will be embodied in everything we do including table settings, lighting, floral arrangements, room decor and entertainment.