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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 22, 2020 7–9 p.m.

MSInsider Summer On-Your-Block Party

AUGUST 14, 2020

Create your own Summer Block Party at home! MSI will provide everything to create your very own science summer picnic, including a chance to win a Radio Flyer wagon.

MSInsider Summer Block Party is presented by Radio Flyer.

This October, mingle and revel in the wonders of the Museum from the comfort of your home, as we highlight the creators, artists, inventors and innovators that thrive in our city.

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.