Museum of Science and Industry

Host Your Special Event at MSI: Spaces

Outdoor Porticos and Lagoon

In case more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space isn’t enough for you, we also have outdoor spaces to consider as well! The North and South Porticos can be tented for up to 1,500 people. The South Portico, with lush landscaping, is adjacent to the waterway created for the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Jackson Park Lagoon. Both spaces are available with the rental of the Main Level.

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Call (773) 753-2583 to speak with your personal event planner today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

From timing to parking to catering, here are some of the basics of hosting an event at MSI.


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Opened in 1933, the oldest science Museum of its kind in the Western Hemisphere attracts approximately 2 million visitors per year.

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