Museum of Science and Industry

Member Open House 2013

July 24, 2013

Event Essentials

  • Ages:
  • This event is suitable for all ages.
  • Date:
  • July 24, 2013
  • Time:
  • 5:30 PM
  • Cost:
  • Free, up to membership admit number

5:30 - 9 p.m.

Attend the membership event of the year and get a VIP look behind the scenes. Tour areas that are usually off-limits to the public, participate in Live Science experiences, talk with exhibit developers in their design lofts about upcoming projects, create cool crafts to take home—and so much more!


This event is free for MSI members, up to the quantity admitted under your membership. Advance registraton is now closed - but you can still join the party by registering in-person onsite at the Member Open House tonight. Remember to bring your member ID card with you.

Guide to Activities & Locations Map

To help plan your evening of adventure, view the Guide to Activities and Locations Map.


Here are just a few of the amazing experiences we have in store:

  • Chicago Herpetological Society - Meet reptiles and amphibians up close.
  • CircEsteem - Try your hand at a circus skill and enjoy a special performance.
  • Insect Petting Zoo - See and touch tarantulas, spiders, giant millipedes and other crawly creatures.
  • The Robots Are Coming! - Meet some of MSI’s favorite robots, including PARO the therapy seal, and a few of his friends that do the most amazing things.
  • Go Behind the Scenes - Take a tour of our offices, Collections area and creative design spaces.


Need to Renew?

You must be a current member to register for and attend this event. To renew your membership, click here.

The Member Open House is sponsored by:

Museum Hours
  • Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
More Information

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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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