The Museum offers exciting events and experiences to donors, Annual Fund members and friends of MSI throughout the year. These include MSInsider Days, a series of spectacular (and free!) events exclusively for Annual Fund Members, and other unique events for select audiences that put the “fun” in fundraising!
All events listed on this page are by invitation only. Make sure you don’t miss out. Become an Annual Fund member today.
MISSION MUSEUM! 2.0
February 22, 2015
Join us for a Minecraft-themed fundraiser benefiting the Annual Fund, featuring a scavenger hunt through exhibits, dinner and more. Advance tickets required. Space is limited.
Inside the U-505 Submarine
March 7, 2015
Annual Fund Members are invited to enjoy breakfast next to the U-505 and hear from expert Keith Gill about her fascinating secrets and suspenseful move indoors at MSI.
MSInsider Holiday Celebration
December 6, 2014
Annual Fund Members enjoyed breakfast and more amongst the splendor of our Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Lights exhibition.
November 13, 2014
This fundraising event celebrated innovative fashion and featured a one-night-only showcase of the latest creations in the world of wearable technology.
MSInsider Boo Bash
October 30, 2014
This Halloween-themed event for Annual Fund Member families featured trick-or-treating, a costume parade and contest, crafts, food, beverages and more.
Rosenwald Society Luncheon
September 16, 2014
This luncheon exclusively for Rosenwald Society Members featured a panel of educators from the MSI Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE).
MSInsider Summer Block Party
June 18, 2014
Presented by Radio Flyer, this super-fun outdoor celebration in the Smart Park Garden for Annual Fund Members featured Summer Brain Games, a picnic lunch and more.
MSInsider National Robotics Week Breakfast
April 5, 2014
Columbian Society Annual Fund and Rosenwald Society Members helped MSI kick-off National Robotics Week at a fun event featuring guest robots and roboticists.
MSInsider Fairy Castle Conservation Project
January 18 and February 8, 2014
Led by a curator, this behind-the-scenes tour let Annual Fund Members and 2013 Give the Gift of Geek Fairy Castle Sponsors see the castle's tiny treasures up-close.
- For more information on these events, please contact Rita Davenport at (773) 753-7089 or givingevents(at)msichicago.org.
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