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Museum of Science and Industry
  • 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!
    Facility Amenities
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    General Facility Details
    • AARP Discount:
    • ADA Compliant:
    • ATM Machine On-site:
    • Family-friendly:
    • Food On-site: Restaurant
    • Hours of Operation: 9:30am - 4pm every day. Extended hours during spring break, summer, and winter holidays.
    • 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:
    Location Information
    • Miles from Downtown: 6
    Meal(s) Served
    • Lunch:
    Payment Method(s) Accepted
    • American Express:
    • Discover:
    • MasterCard:
    • Visa:
    Group Amenities
    • 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:
  • Facility Meeting Space Details
    • Complete Buy-out Available:
    • Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s):
    • In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s):
    • 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:
    Largest Meeting Room Details
    • Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated): 1200
    • Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing): 3000
    Facility Info
    • Largest Room: 850
    • Reception Capacity: 3000
    • Banquet Capacity: 1800
    Meeting Rooms
    Columbian Room
    • Classroom Capacity: 200
    • Banquet Capacity: 200
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    Henry Crown Space Center and Omnimax Theater
    • Classroom Capacity: 330
    • Banquet Capacity: 330
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    U-505 Submarine
    • Banquet Capacity: 120
    • Reception Capacity: 500
    South Portico
    • Classroom Capacity: 250
    • Banquet Capacity: 650
    • Reception Capacity: 650
    Entire Museum
    • Classroom Capacity: 800
    • Banquet Capacity: 1000
    • Reception Capacity: 5000
    Main Floor