Museum of Science and Industry

We have events down to a science!

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions


Dine beside a WWII submarine or a 40-foot tornado, sip cocktails with a Mars Rover, or mingle beneath historic aircraft. From the welcome reception to dinner and dessert, amaze your guests with an unforgettable event at the Museum of Science and Industry.

With thousands of exhibits, artifacts, and “wow” moments for memories that will last a lifetime, MSI is the premier Chicago destination for unique and engaging special events. In addition to our awe-inspiring and interactive displays, enjoy private guided tours, gardens surrounded by century-old oak trees, or open-air dining on our breathtaking porticos. Our world-class culinary and special events teams will customize your entire experience, from handcrafted cocktails to an innovative seasonal menu and decadent desserts.

We have events down to a science!

Catering Options

Sodexo Live!, the Museum's On-Site Culinary Team

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Complimentary Parking
Event Tent
Hosted Bar
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Open Bar
Outdoor Space
Paid Parking
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive,

Chicago Chicago, 60637



Nearby Airport

Midway - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Chicago Midway International - 20 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Car charging stations: No

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: No

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

Eco Friendly: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No


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

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen