International Museum of Surgical Science

International Museum of Surgical Science

Gold Coast


1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60610

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The International Museum of Surgical Science is a distinctive venue available for special events. Events hosted at the Museum offer guests an elegant setting, interesting exhibits and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan just minutes from Downtown Chicago. Few other venues in Chicago offer such an opulent setting in this beautifully preserved early 20th-century mansion.

With turn-of-the-century architecture in the most idyllic setting, the International Museum of Surgical Science offers an elegant space for your next party, lecture, meeting, reception or dinner. The Museum has many unique features, including but not limited to Italian marble floors and fireplaces, decorative cut stone and floor-to-ceiling windows with sprawling views of the Lake. The beautiful walnut walls, decorated with historic murals and statues, compliment event decor for an engaging and intimate special event. This historic mansion truly embodies the Gold Coast splendor of the early 20th century and will provide for an unforgettable occasion.

Each event offers use of the entire Museum including the magnificent Hall of Immortals, the elegant Hall of Murals, second-floor period Library room, and interesting exhibitions on floors one through four. This special venue, steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, is a premier location to host your next event.

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

Student Tours

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10

Miles from O'Hare Airport 18.0

Miles from Midway Airport 14.0

Miles from Navy Pier 2.0

Miles from McCormick Place 8.0

Miles from Downtown 3.0




American Express

Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Number of Retail Stores

Hours of Operation Mon - Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat - Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Military Discount

Largest Room, Max Capacity 250

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style 75

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 200

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 50

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 100

Max Venue Capacity 500

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