Indulge the restless spirit that urges you to get up, get out and go far.

The Museum of Science and Industry is thrilled to welcome you back to our historic building for a party dedicated to the excitement and happiness of going places. We invite you to put on your finest and come celebrate the glory of travel and the amazing innovations that have made the journey easier and brought distant locales and cultures a little bit closer.

The Event

A Grand Journey
41st Annual Columbian Ball
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Saturday, September 18, 2021 | 6 P.M. to 11 P.M.
Creative cocktail attire

Hosted by

Co-Chairs: D.G. and Kimberli Macpherson
President & CEO: Chevy Humphrey

Within our walls, you have countless opportunities to choose your own adventure. The Museum of Science and Industry will be yours for the evening, with experiences to discover, hidden treasures to uncover, souvenirs to collect and a map to help guide you on your way.

Your travels will take you across the Museum for a variety of tastes from around the world. You and your guests will have the opportunity to add Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes as a destination that evening.

For more information

Please contact or (773) 947-6146.

All Columbian Ball guests will need to provide either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result at entry into the event. For guests who are not fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) the negative COVID-19 test result should be from a test taken within 72 hours before the event date.

The 41st Annual Columbian Ball

Saturday, September 18, 2021
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.