International Museum of Surgical Science Chicago, Illinois

Thank you for your interest in the International Museum of Surgical Science. The Museum is housed in a historic mansion built in 1917, with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. It also boasts some impressive architectural points such as original Italian marble floors and fireplaces, an exquisite library filled with over 4,000 rare medical texts, and beautiful gilded staircases- all original to the home. Guests from past events have also enjoyed the opportunity to peruse Museum exhibits. Some of the Museum's most popular exhibits include: an old style apothecary, ophthalmology exhibit, x-ray exhibit, medical illustrations, and much more. Museum staff enjoy working with event hosts to create the perfect event and make it truly come alive in the space. Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Contact Info

1524 North Lake Shore Drive • Chicago, IL • 60610

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 100 / 300

We can only host up to 100 people for seated dinners but can accommodate more people with the combination of round tables and high boys. Please call the Museum at 312-642-6502 ext. to discuss in further detail.

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 1

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): Yes

Venue Type/Style: Mansion, Museum, Historical Building

On-Site Cuisine Options: Use Your Own Caterer


Budget Tier: $$$

Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 6,500

The Museum's pricing is not based on per person but rather per hour of usage. Therefore the numbers listed are rough estimates. Please feel to give us a call for more information.

Venue Features

  • A/V Equipped
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bridal Room
  • Internet Access
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Wheelchair