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Annual Fund

Annual Fund Events

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 offer behind-the-scenes looks at MSI exhibits and programs.

All events listed on this page are by invitation only. Make sure you don’t miss out. Become an Annual Fund member or renew your membership.

Please note: Details on how to RSVP to Annual Fund events are included on each invitation. For our MSInsider events, the link to RSVP will also be available below once registration opens. Due to space limitations, registration will close when an event reaches capacity. Questions? Contact the Annual Fund Team at (773) 947-6146.

MSI In-depth: U-505

February 21, 2020 6–8 p.m.

For members of our Catalyst Society and above, join us for a delightful evening of cocktails and a private behind-the-scenes look at the U-505 Submarine.

Details on how to RSVP are included in the invitation. Contact the Annual Fund Team for more information.

Columbian Society Breakfast

APRIL 18, 2020 8–10 a.m.

This event has been canceled and we will attempt to reschedule in the near future.

MSInsider Game Night: Exhibit Opening Event

MAY 21, 2020 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Be among the first to explore our newest exhibit, Video Game Get Down! This is no ordinary arcade—it’s a futuristic playground featuring more than 25 amazing digital games that you won’t find anywhere else.

Due to space limitations, registration will close when an event reaches capacity.

MSInsider Summer Block Party

JULY 31, 2020 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Take part in an outdoor picnic plus fun activities courtesy of our summer science learning program Summer Brain Games.

Due to space limitations, registration will close when an event reaches capacity.

MSInsider Summer Block Party is presented by Radio Flyer.

Rosenwald Society Event

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 7:30 – 9:30 A.M.

This special event honors donors who have included MSI in their estate plans. Details on the event and how to RSVP will be included in the invitation. Contact the Annual Fund team for more information.

Learn more about the Rosenwald Society and how you can make a future commitment to MSI.

40th Annual Columbian Ball

OCTOBER 10, 2020 6 – 11 P.M.

Partner with us and celebrate the importance of youth science education at this extraordinary evening at the Museum.

MSInsider Boo Bash

OCTOBER 30, 2020 5:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Come in costume and enjoy this fang-tastic Halloween-themed family event.

Due to space limitations, registration will close when an event reaches capacity.

MSInsider Boo Bash is presented by Wintrust.

MSInsider Holiday Celebration

DECEMBER 5, 2020 7:30 – 9:30 A.M.

Celebrate the season at this special breakfast set among the Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibits.

Due to space limitations, registration will close when an event reaches capacity.