Event / Columbian Ball

The Annual Columbian Ball

annually in October



Your MSI transformed for one night only.

The Columbian Ball is an annual celebration of the Museum of Science and Industry's generous community. It is an opportunity to invest in future generations of science leaders and innovators, helping to inspire the inventive genius in everyone.

Please save the date for Saturday, October 5, 2024.

We can't wait to welcome you the Columbian Ball again this year.

For more information

Please contact columbianball@msichicago.org or (773) 947-6146.

44th Annual Columbian Ball

Save the date:
Saturday, October 5, 2024

Guests mingle in Entry Hall during cocktail hour
Pat and Kelly Basu

A note from Columbian Ball 2023 Co-Chairs Pat and Kelly Basu:

Thank you for all who helped MSI celebrate its 90th anniversary at the Columbian Ball. MSI is both a world class museum and a testament. It is a testament to humanity’s quest for knowledge and excellence; to our determination and courage; and to our ability to work together to achieve what we once thought was impossible. Thanks to your support, millions who interact with MSI in the future can have their knowledge kindled, their imagination awakened and their hope restored.