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Annual Fund

Member and Annual Fund Events

The Museum offers exciting events and experiences to members, donors and friends of MSI throughout the year. These include Member Days, events exclusively for Annual Fund members, and other unique events for select audiences that offer behind-the-scenes looks at MSI exhibits and programs.

Questions? Contact the Membership Team at membership@msichicago.org or the Annual Fund Team at giving@msichicago.org.

 

June

EXCLUSIVE ANNUAL FUND EVENT

State of the Museum

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Rosenwald Society, Columbian Society and Curiosity Society donors are invited to join us for the State of the Museum Address and luncheon hosted by MSI President and CEO Chevy Humphrey. This special event gives you exclusive access to a first-of-its-kind presentation of what the future of MSI looks like. More information coming soon.

Open to Rosenwald Society, Columbian Society and Curiosity Society Members.

July

Member Appreciation Month

Thursday, July 21 and Thursday, July 28, 2022
5:30 - 9 p.m.

July is Member Month at MSI! Join us for special discounts, tailor-made events and member-only access just for you – all month long.

Keep an eye on member communications for more information.

August

Exclusive Annual Fund Event

Annual Fund Summer Block Party

August 7, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to hop, skip, stroll and sip in a sunny summer celebration. Make a date to visit us for an uncommonly good time!

More information and tickets will be available soon.

Open to Annual Fund members at the Explorers Society level and above.

September

42nd Annual Columbian Ball

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Our annual grand gala turning the Museum into a showcase for an evening inspiring wonder.

October

Boo Fest Member Day

Thursday, October 27, 2022
3 - 8 p.m.

Haunt our halls during the annual Boo Fest Member Day! You’ll have a scary good time exploring beloved exhibits, trick-or-treating and more.

More information and tickets will be available soon.

Annual Fund Boo Fest Evening

EXCLUSIVE ANNUAL FUND EVENT

Friday, October 28, 2022
5 - 9 p.m.

An autumn night to remember! Join us for a good fright with beloved exhibits, trick-or-treating and much more.

More information and tickets will be available soon.

Open to Annual Fund members at the Explorers Society level and above.

November – December

Member Holiday Mornings

Saturday Mornings: November 26, December 3, December 10 and December 17, 2022
8 - 9:30 a.m. 

Explore our annual holiday displays without the crowds during exclusive Member hours. Enjoy holiday-themed treats and snap a picture with Santa Claus for memories that will last a lifetime.

Member Holiday Evening

Thursday, December 1, 2022
5 - 9 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a timeless tradition at MSI. Take a break from the cold and warm up with holiday-themed treats and drinks amid the most magical time of the year.

Annual Fund Member Holiday Evening

EXCLUSIVE ANNUAL FUND EVENT

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
5 - 9 p.m.

Enjoy a dedicated night exclusively for Annual Fund Members to explore MSI’s indoor forest of evergreens celebrating the customs and cultures around the globe. There will be treats and drinks to delight throughout the evening. Spread holiday cheer, and book up to your admit number by inviting friends and family.

Open to Annual Fund members at the Explorers Society level and above.