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.

Event registration opens about one month before the event in our Member News email. Additional events are added throughout the year—check back for updates.

Questions? Contact the Membership Team at

MSInsider Day

Featuring Pompeii: The Exhibition

Sunday, April 23
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Exclusive to members of the Chairman’s and President’s Circles and Curiosity, Columbian, Catalyst and Rosenwald Societies

Join us for an exclusive VIP tour of Pompeii: The Exhibition and visit our new Members Lounge.

RSVP details will come via email.

Member Evening

Wednesday, May 24
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Additional information is coming soon.

Member Appreciation Month: July

We'll be celebrating all month long by offering various surprises, additional activities and much more to celebrate the Museum's 90th anniversary.

Member Morning Hours

Sunday, July 9
8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Additional information is coming soon.

Member Evening

Thursday, July 20
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Additional information is coming soon.

Annual Fund Summer Block Party

Sunday, August 6
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Exclusive to Explorers, Catalyst, Columbian and Curiosity Society Members

Additional information is coming soon.

Other Events for Members

Visit like a member and use your free Museum Entry and discounted tickets to these events and exhibits:

Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition

january 16 – april 23, 2023

See dynamic works from both professional and amateur African American artists from around the country.

Science Snoozeums

Select dates in 2023

Stay overnight in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago! Enjoy a rare chance to explore after everyone else has gone home.

Low Sensory Mornings

Select dates in 2023

Explore the Museum in a less crowded and more sensory-friendly environment before the Museum opens to the general public.