Host your event at MSI
Dine beside a World War II German submarine. Stand inside a 40-foot tornado. Mingle below historic aircraft. Celebrate the sweet things in a classic ice cream parlor. MSI is the largest science museum in the Western hemisphere and is housed in the only remaining structure from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. With thousands of exhibits, artifacts and “wow” moments that last a lifetime, MSI is the premier destination for unique and engaging special events – we have events down to a science.
Just steps from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, MSI offers unique and spectacular spaces that can be used alone or in combination for transformative corporate events, award dinners, picnics, daytime conferences and more. Rental includes underground, direct-access parking, and exhibit and security staff.
Our culinary team will bring your vision to life from mixology ... to the main course ... through dessert. Custom menus feature local and seasonal ingredients. Contact us to request sample menus for plated meals, strolling dinners, cocktail receptions, craft cocktails, full bar packages and premium wines. MSI is proud to partner with Chicago's top talent in décor, floral, lighting and stage design.
MSI is one of Chicago's most popular venues for life's best moments: weddings, holiday parties, reunions and graduations, proms and birthdays. Our event planners will work with you to create a custom menu and experience that will inspire your guests.
Named #9 out of the top 100 events in Chicago in 2015 BizBash
Named 2015 Best in Show for Off-site Venues Convene Magazine
Best special event venue of the year in Chicago EventUp.com
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