Planning an Event
Whether you are hosting a corporate cocktail reception throughout the entire museum, a holiday dinner in our Rotunda space, a wedding reception in the Lagoon area, a summer picnic on the front lawn, our on-site event planners will work with you on every detail. To arrange a Museum tour or to find out more about Special Event planning services at the Museum of Science and Industry, call (773) 753-2583.
We've got the "little things" down to a science; the essence of your event will be weaved into everything we do including table settings, lighting, floral arrangements, room decor and entertainment. From the simple to the sublime, our catering packages have something for every taste.
The Museum is only 4-1/2 miles from the McCormick Place Convention Center and just 3 miles south of the Loop on beautiful Lake Shore Drive. A unique destination and ideal location for those in town for conventions, meetings, or leisure travel.
Services and Amenities
- On-site Award Winning Caterer
- Event Planning Services
- Convenient underground direct access parking or Valet Services
- Coat Check
- Personal Tour Guides and Exhibit Staff
Our impeccable attention to detail allows each individual event to come alive by incorporating the latest in culinary techniques, presentation, and flavor. We help bring a distinct flavor to your event by incorporating unique elements like authentic ethnic fare, sustainable seafood, locally grown produce, and dishes inspired by culinary trends. From mixology to the main course, our extensive menus and offerings help us capture the essence of each event from sophisticated to imaginative; we bring the flavor of the museum to life.
To find out more about having your event at MSI, call (773) 753-2583 to speak with your personal event planner, or complete our online Inquires form.
Recognized for 'Best Catered Event' by BizBash 2010
- Museum Hours
- Through December 15:
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
- Through December 15:
- Museum Location
Museum of Science+IndustryGetting Here5700 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 606371 (773) 684-1414
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about the museum
Opened in 1933, the oldest science Museum of its kind in the Western Hemisphere attracts approximately 2 million visitors per year.