Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry

Hyde Park


57th Street and Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60637

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Just steps from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, the Museum continues to indulge the imagination with a myriad of vibrant and interactive exhibits.  Inside, you’ll find dramatic spaces ideal for any corporate or social event.
The Museum’s Special Events professionals will work with you to create a memorable experience for your guests.  Your personal event coordinator will guide you through the planning process step-by-step, ensuring that all details are executed to perfection.
We’ve got events down to a science!  The essence and style of your event will be embodied in everything we do including table settings, lighting, floral, room decor, entertainment and catering.  From the simple to the sublime, our catering packages have something for every taste!
Whether planning an event for 80 or 8,000 – the Museum’s amazing spaces make an ideal environment for any occasion.  For more information, contact us at (773) 753-2583.

Facility Amenities

Group Menu

Permanent Stage

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 12000

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 1200

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 12000

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 1200

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 3000

AARP Discount

Military Discount


Hours of Operation 9:30am - 4pm every day. Extended hours during spring break, summer, and winter holidays.

ADA Compliant

ATM Machine On-site

Restaurant(s) On-site

Valet Parking Available

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly


American Express




Miles from Downtown 6.0

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Group Discounts Available

Maximum Group Number 10000

Minimum Group Number 15

Team Building Activities Offered

Team Building Programs

Average Visit/Tour Length 3 hours

Separate Group Entrance

Complimentary Policy 1 adult per 10 students


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