International Museum of Surgical Science

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International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-6502
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Housed in a historic mansion on Lake Shore Drive, the International Museum of Surgical Science spans the history of surgery by means of art, books, medical instruments and artifacts. The Museum’s collections and exhibitions portray the mysteries, breakthroughs, failures, and milestones that have shaped modern surgical science. Our four floors are filled with extraordinary artifacts, as well as paintings, illustrations and sculptures that interpret the primitive and modern healing practices of Eastern and Western civilizations. Of special interest to those in the medical field, our collection appeals to anyone interested in history, science, architecture, or classical and contemporary art.

  • ADA Compliant
  • American Express
  • Family-friendly
  • Hours of Operation: Tues - Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat - Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • MasterCard
  • Miles from Downtown: 3.0
  • Miles from McCormick Place: 8.0
  • Miles from Midway Airport: 14.0
  • Miles from Navy Pier: 2.0
  • Miles from O'Hare Airport: 18.0
  • Military Discount
  • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 10
  • Self-Parking Available: Off-site
  • Student Group Friendly
  • Visa
  • Group Discounts Available

  • Complete Buy-out Available
  • Largest Room, Max Capacity: 250
  • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 100
  • Max Capacity, Classroom Style: 50
  • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 250
  • Max Capacity, Theater Style: 75
  • Max Venue Capacity: 500
  • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment