Museum of Science and Industry

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

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The Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the country! Housed in the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, MSI is a Chicago must-see! You’ll experience 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! 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.

Facility Amenities

Group Menu

Facility Meeting Space Details

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

General Facility Details

AARP Discount

Military Discount

Family-friendly

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

Lunch

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Miles from Downtown 6.0

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 15

Group Amenities

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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