Celebrate the end of a great school year and the start of summer 2024!

Bring your picnic blanket and sunscreen, play some lawn games, and enjoy hands-on activities from some of our community partners at this event on the Museum's north lawn. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, while supplies last.

It's also a great time to check out the Museum's summer offerings (tickets required) so pack up your summer gear and make a day of it!

This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Museum Entry requires a ticket purchase. Ticketed Museum guests on this date can exit to access the picnic and re-enter to continue exploring.

Participating partners include:

Chicago Public Schools Department of STEM • Chicago Public Library • YMCA of Metro Chicago • Hyde Park Suzuki Institute • The Chicago Council on Science and Technology • Griffin MSI Master Gardeners volunteers

  • Friday, June 7, 2024: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Outdoors)
  • For all ages
  • This outdoor event is free to the public. (Visiting the Museum requires Museum Entry purchase.)

Flowers and a butterfly in front of the Museum of Science and Industry, with "Kickoff to Summer Picnic" logo