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.
Inventive Genius Lecture: Infinite Worlds
October 26, 2014
Join author and photographer Michael Soluri for a discussion of his book profiling the people behind the daring mission to save the Hubble Space Telescope.
MSInsider Boo Bash
October 30, 2014
This Halloween-themed event for Annual Fund Members and their families features trick-or-treating, a costume parade and contest, crafts, food, beverages and more.
November 13, 2014
A new fundraising event celebrating innovative fashion and featuring a one-night-only showcase of the latest creations in the world of wearable technology.
MSInsider Holiday Celebration
December 6, 2014
Annual Fund Members are invited to a special event held amongst the splendor of our Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Lights exhibition.
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.
February 23, 2014
This family-friendly fundraiser benefiting the Annual Fund featured a Minecraft-themed scavenger hunt, building contest, children's music and dancing and more.
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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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.