Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
The International Museum of Surgical Science will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Find tickets HERE
Open House Chicago
Saturday, October 14, 2017, & Sunday, October 15, 2017
10:00AM – 5:00PM
The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) is the city’s annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October, you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms—OHC gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at many of the city’s great spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public.
Here’s your chance to venture into new neighborhoods, learn the stories of Chicago’s buildings and experience the diversity and culture of each community.
OHC is completely free-of-charge—no registration or tickets are needed. So gather your friends, plan your itinerary and mark your calendar for October 14-15, 2017!
Jeanette Andrews Elegant Magic: Hyperception
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Experience your senses like never before… Internationally acclaimed magician and artist Jeanette Andrews leads this intimate evening of close-up illusions inspired by pieces in the International Museum of Surgical Science’s collection. Shattering the mold of a traditional magic performance, audience members will be guided through a series of interactive illusions designed to heighten each of their senses and illuminate the mind. Weaving together science and folklore with performance and experiments, the audience creates the performance by making crucial decisions and possessing seemingly impossible knowledge. Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, Andrews has staged hundreds of shows across the United States and her performances have been praised by PBS, The Daily Mail, and the Chicago Tribune. Join us for an unforgettable evening of enthralling mysteries…
Megan Wells: An Evening with Florence Nightingale
Thursday, December 7, 2017
6:30PM – 9:00PM
Join us for a remarkable evening with Megan Wells as she performs the story of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Be swept away into the noteworthy history of Nightingale during the Crimean War. This enchanting evening will include live period music, many photographic opportunities with Florence Nightingale, and a chance to explore the rare collection of the International Museum of Surgical Science, including original letters written by Florence Nightingale herself.
Megan Wells is a story artist and a theater artist. She creates the warm intimacy of storytelling, and more. Megan infuses characters with living souls and delivers the experience with delicious theatrical timing. An award-winning storyteller, Megan performs in museums and symphonies, enhances education for thousands of children, entertains families in festivals and libraries, and helps executives, actors and storytellers craft powerful stories to effect change. She is the recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award, National Storytelling Network, the Joseph Jefferson Award for Direction, the Education Press, the Distinguished Achievement Award, CD FIRE IN BOOMTOWN, the Parent’s Choice GOLD, CD FIRE IN BOOMTOWN, and the Parent’s Choice 25 best of 25 years, CD FIRE IN BOOMTOWN.
Limited Seating Available, Tickets Coming Soon!