Come to the most science-y fundraiser of the year! Meet science enthusiasts from all over Chicago and share stories over delicious food and drinks, including our signature “Pop-Rock Cocktail,” which you’ll only find here! Also, check out our raffle prizes, plus very cool hands-on science experiments, including three all new ones! We guarantee a wonderful and wondrous time for all.
You will absolutely be talking about this party afterward!
Special THANKS to our sponsors, including:
For information on being a sponsor, contact Monica at mmetzler@IllinoisScience.org.
SCIENCE COCKTAIL FAQs
This is a 21+ event.
Attire – Cocktail party but weather appropriate. Meaning, if you want to wear your cute party dress or cool new shirt – fantastic. But if it’s rainy cold and you can’t imagine changing out of flannel-lined jeans and a wooly sweater, that’s fine with us! Just no snuggies, please. Ditch boots at the door – the drinks and conversation will warm you right up!
Public Transit – Easy! Event is right across the street from southeast doors of Merchandise Mart. CTA brown line stops on 2nd level of the Mart. (Tip – there is no down escalator in the Mart; use stairs next to ATMs outside CTA turnstiles.) Or, the #156 LaSalle bus stops one block east at 320 LaSalle. Follow the narrow sidewalk on the north side of the building west toward Wells, then turn left. For other options, check TransitChicago.
Dinner before? – If you want a special dinner before the party, there are lots of great restaurants in the River North area. Nearby options include: River Roast or Chicago Cut Steakhouse on LaSalle; or Kinzie Chop House, Moe’s Cantina, Highline or Old Crow Smokehouse on Kinzie. For many more options, and reservations, try here. Check back; we’ll see if we can find you any deals.
Handicap accessible – Yes, DIRTT is accessible.
Printed tickets – Don’t print out tickets; it wastes paper. Provide your name, and guest name(s), with your ticket purchase and we’ll have a complete list at the door.
Bonus Quote – “In this house, we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics! – Homer Simpson