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Museum of Science and Industry

1 57th St. and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637 Email Phone Number 773.753.2583 Website

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Science Rediscovered

M.S.I. Rotunda: Lit Bar, colorful uplighting, Looking into Science Storms

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M.S.I. Rotunda: Lit Bar: looking into East Court

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East Court

M.S.I. East Court: cocktail reception under the planes

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M.S.I. Rotunda: seated Dinner: Science Storms

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M.S.I. Rotunda: seated dinner: World’s Fair Theme

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M.S.I. Rotunda: seated dinner

M.S.I. Rotunda: seated dinner: Science Storms

M.S.I. Rotunda: East Court décor

Museum of Science and Industry

1 57th St. and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637

The Museum of Science and Industry offers exceptional spaces and innovative exhibits that provide a dramatic backdrop for any event, with an added dimension of interactivity. Tangle with a twister inside Science Storms, dine alongside a captured WWII German submarine in the U-505 exhibit, or mingle in the Smart Home garden while sipping a glass of organic wine. Whether it’s an event for 20 or 12,000, the museum’s event professionals will guide you step by step, ensuring that all details are executed perfectly. They’ve got events down to a science.

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Overview

The Museum of Science and Industry offers exceptional spaces and innovative exhibits that provide a dramatic backdrop for any event, with an added dimension of interactivity. Tangle with a twister inside Science Storms, dine alongside a captured WWII German submarine in the U-505 exhibit, or mingle in the Smart Home garden while sipping a glass of organic wine. Whether it’s an event for 20 or 12,000, the museum’s event professionals will guide you step by step, ensuring that all details are executed perfectly. They’ve got events down to a science.

Categories

Convention Centers
Science/Natural History Museums
Conference & Meeting Spaces

Buzz

Voted as one of Chicago’s Seven Wonders by Chicago Tribune readers, the Museum is the largest science museum in the western hemisphere, with 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, making it the ultimate location for one-of-a-kind special events designed and produced by award-winning chefs and event producers.

Clients

Exelon , CME Group , Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, Exxon Mobil, Zurich North America, American Society of Clinical Oncologists, American Association of Orthodontists, Boeing, Baxter International, Medline Industries

Testimonials

They were ready when I came in with optional approaches and fresh ideas. They were fearless in breaking away from the tried and true, and creating new dishes. We wanted it fun, sure, but we also wanted a sophisticated twist for our high-end event.” - In regards to the 2010 International Film Festival Gala
Donna La Pietra
Kurtis Productions

Memorable Moments

The International Film Festival hosted its star-studded gala celebration at M.S.I. in 2010 to honor the renowned actor and director Ron Howard. Other notable celebrities in attendance included Wynona Ryder, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, and Paul Bettany.

Awards

2011 BizBash Venue Manager of the Year Linda Kingsley
2010 BizBash Best Catered Event
Employer of the Year 2011: Bridges From School to Work

Affiliations

PCMA, CCTB, CEC, ISES, MPI

Neighborhood:

Hyde Park

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Capacities

Entire Museum

Standing/Reception 12000
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U-505

Standing/Reception 700
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Main Level including the Rotunda

Standing/Reception 4000
Banquet 1800
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Henry Crown Space Center

Standing/Reception 325
Banquet 125
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North & South Porticos

Standing/Reception 1500
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West Pavilion

Standing/Reception 800
Banquet 350
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Smart Home Garden

Standing/Reception 700
Banquet 200
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Columbian Room

Standing/Reception 150
Banquet 120
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Auditorium

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Theater 850
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Little Theatre

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Capacities

Space Standing/
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Banquet Theater Classroom Dimensions Ceiling Square Feet
Entire Museum 12000 - - - - - -
U-505 700 500 - - - - -
Main Level including the Rotunda 4000 1800 - - - - -
Henry Crown Space Center 325 125 - - - - -
North & South Porticos 1500 - - - - - -
West Pavilion 800 350 - 120 - - -
Smart Home Garden 700 200 - - - - -
Columbian Room 150 120 - - - - -
Auditorium - - 850 - - - -
Little Theatre - - 200 - - - -
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