International Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL
Capacity: 200 people

About International Museum of Surgical Science

The International Museum of Surgical Science is a distinctive venue available for special events. Events hosted at the Museum offer guests an elegant setting, interesting exhibits and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan just minutes from Downtown Chicago. Few other venues in Chicago offer such an opulent setting in this beautifully preserved early 20th-century mansion. With turn-of-the-century architecture in the most idyllic setting, the International Museum of Surgical Science offers an elegant space for your next party, lecture, meeting, reception or dinner. The Museum has many unique features, including but not limited to Italian marble floors and fireplaces, decorative cut stone and floor-to-ceiling windows with sprawling views of the Lake. The beautiful walnut walls, decorated with historic murals and statues, compliment event decor for an engaging and intimate special event. This historic mansion truly embodies the Gold Coast splendor of the early 20th century and will provide for an unforgettable occasion.

Event Pricing

Rental Rate
Attendees: 0-200 | $400 - $1,000 /hour
Pricing for all event types
Non-Profit Rate
Attendees: 0-200 | $640 /hour
Pricing for parties and meetings only
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Last Updated: 7/9/2023

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Though we are best known for providing a space for people in the medical field to hold events and conferences, our history provides a lovely tradition that are passed on for decades. This magnificent mansion is built in 1917 by the owner of the Diamond Match Company, for his daughters, Eleanor Robinson Contiss, as a wedding gift.

Venue Types
  • ADA/ACA Accessible
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200