Event spaces to accommodate cocktail receptions, fundraisers, seated dinners or a strolling dinner reception for up to 12,000.

Just steps away from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry continues to indulge the imagination. The Museum offers various event spaces to accommodate a meeting for 20, a seated dinner for 800 or a strolling dinner reception throughout the entire museum of 12,000.

Our interactive exhibits and dramatic spaces offer the perfect backdrop for any corporate or social event. When you host an event here, it's not necessary to invent a theme; there are plenty from which to choose.


Picnic on the site of the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition. Sip craft cocktails in the garden. Dine in the eco-friendly Smart Home—only at the Museum of Science and Industry. Whether your events are for 150 or 1,000, guests will enjoy award-winning cuisine, impeccable service, and many “wow!” moments in an unparalleled setting. Start your 2016 summer celebration planning by calling our creative and professional planners.


  • Grilled Angus beef burgers on a brioche bun
  • Grilled hot dogs accompanied by ketchup, mustard and relish
  • Grilled vegetable stacks served with smoked tomato jam
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, an assortment of cheeses
  • Strawberry field green salad with balsamic dressing
  • Boston baked beans
  • Creamy potato salad with dill

Watermelon and other seasonal fruits

All packages include space rental, a welcome table with maps upon arrival and full buffet service with attendant for two hours included.


We offer the following amenities to make your celebration a success:

  • Customized menus to fit your theme
  • Customized table linens
  • Additional dessert station items
  • Premium bar packages
  • Entertainment options
  • And so much more!
  • Total Capacity of Venue


  • Private or Semi Private Space Available


  • Our most Important Target Market is?

    Corporate, Non-Profit, Association and Social groups between 10-10,000 people. No matter the size or scope of the event or meeting, The Museum of Science and Industry can accommodate it.

  • We are most proud of our ability to?

    Our ability to create a custom event for each client, making it unique to their guests. Offering a events from fun to phenomenal. With a unique and varied offering of space and exhibits we can create the right combination to suite your events goals.

  • We are famous with customers for our ability to?

    Provide an environment that lends itself to a multitude of possibilities, and enhances the overall atmosphere of the event with hands on and interactive exhibits that make the space more than just a beautiful backdrop.

  • We would like our customers to tell their friends that we provide the best?

    Overall experience.

  • We offer our customers the best?

    Space that will find their guests speechless upon arrival, but leave them talking about the event for months to follow!

  • Recent Clients

    1. Exelon 2. Kraft 3. Citigroup 4. William Blair 5. Deloitte & Touche

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Museum Of Science and Industry Event Spaces

5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637 

Neighborhood: Chicago
Capacity: 12000

Complimentary Indoor Parking included with event rental. Easy access to public transportation. Experienced venue with knowledgeable transportation vendors that can execute any size group.

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