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Museum of Science and Industry


5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60637

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Starting Thursday, November 19, the Museum of Science and Industry will temporarily close to the public until further notice as the state moves to slow the surge of COVID-19. We were so excited to share the holidays with you, however we must do our part to ensure the spread of this disease does not get worse.

We will be working hard from home to bring you engaging science content through our website and social channels, and we have several free resources for you to explore:

Learning Resources: The Learning Resources virtual hub provides free educational tools in science, technology, engineering and medicine to bring STEM learning to students anywhere, anytime. (

Science at Home: Keep learning in place and at your pace with science activities and topics you can access anytime with experiments, games and videos. (

Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light: Explore an online map of trees and displays featured in MSI’s holiday exhibits, decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s diverse communities. Learn about the rich customs of more than 40 countries and cultures. This page will be updated throughout the holiday season. (

If you have tickets for a Museum visit during this closure, your tickets will be refunded automatically. Please allow up to five business days. Members, please stay tuned to your email for more information.

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.

Health and Safety

Health & Safety Policy URLView Policy

Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Mobile Payments Accepted

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Complimentary Policy1 adult per 10 students

Motorcoach ParkingOff-site

Separate Group Entrance

Average Visit/Tour Length3 hours

Team Building Programs

Team Building Activities Offered

Minimum Group Number15

Maximum Group Number10000

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate15

Miles from Downtown6.0




American Express


Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Restaurant(s) On-site

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Food On-siteRestaurant

Hours of Operation9:30am - 4pm every day. Extended hours during spring break, summer, and winter holidays.


Military Discount

AARP Discount

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)3000

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)1200

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)12000

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)1200

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Max Venue Capacity12000

Private Meeting Space Available

Permanent Stage

Group Menu


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