Museum of Science and Industry

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Museum of Science and Industry

57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414
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The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see! You’ll experience 14 acres of mind blowing, hands-on exhibits and have the chance to navigate through a mirror maze; manipulate a 40-foot tornado; climb aboard a World War II German submarine; take a run in a human-sized hamster wheel; descend into an Illinois coal mine; board a 727 hanging from the ceiling; transmit your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D, beating heart; and much more! It’s fun and interactive! MSI It’s not a place where you walk around quietly and observe. No way! You get involved in the fun—and learn by doing. See your blood running through your veins, dive and surface a submarine or create an avalanche! It’s all only at MSI,

Looking to host a special event, meeting or reception? We offer over 8 different and unique spaces throughout the museum that can be used alone or in combination with each other from intimate groups of 20 to the entire museum for 12,000 guests. Our on-site event planners will work with you on every detail.

  • Group Menu
  • AARP Discount
  • ADA Compliant
  • American Express
  • ATM Machine On-site
  • Discover
  • Family-friendly
  • Hours of Operation: 9:30am - 4pm every day. Extended hours during spring break, summer, and winter holidays.
  • Lunch
  • MasterCard
  • Miles from Downtown: 6.0
  • Military Discount
  • Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate: 15
  • Restaurant(s) On-site
  • Self-Parking Available: On-site
  • Special Interest Tours Offered
  • Student Group Friendly
  • Valet Parking Available
  • Visa
  • Average Visit/Tour Length: 3 hours
  • Complimentary Policy: 1 adult per 10 students
  • Group Discounts Available
  • Maximum Group Number: 10000
  • Minimum Group Number: 15
  • Motorcoach Parking: Off-site
  • Separate Group Entrance
  • Team Building Activities Offered
  • Team Building Programs
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  • Complete Buy-out Available
  • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)
  • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)
  • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 1200
  • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 3000
  • Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated): 1200
  • Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing): 12000
  • Max Venue Capacity: 12000
  • On-site Audio/Visual Equipment
  • On-Site Catering
  • Permanent Stage
  • Private Meeting Space Available