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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! 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:
    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