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An evening of love, family, and giving, benefitting Chicagoans experiencing homelessness

(Chicago, IL) Chance the Rapper is ushering in the holidays with the announcement of SocialWorks’ 4th Annual A Night at the Museum Event taking place at the Museum of Science and Industry on Friday, December 16th, from 6pm-10pm. 

At ‘A Night at the Museum’ (ANATM), SocialWorks and Chance the Rapper reimagine the Museum of Science and Industry as a holiday wonderland! Guests will engage with 50+ event-only vendors, activations, performers, unique Chance opportunities, SocialWorks’ updates, and explore the 400K square foot museum and its exhibits after-hours (yes, even Art of the Brick)! Furthermore, this evening acts as a home for giving! A Night at the Museum serves as a donation hub for SocialWorks’ Warmest Winter clothing drive, benefitting Chicagoans experiencing homelessness. All guests are encouraged to bring warming items – coats, scarves, gloves, toys, hygiene items, etc. – to help clothe the most individuals in need. Through thoughtfulness and unity, A Night at the Museum presents an evening filled with family-friendly fun and holiday cheer fueling SocialWorks’ annual Warmest Winter campaign.

SocialWorks’ Warmest Winter aims to provide relief for individuals experiencing homelessness through service, events, and direct support. The annual initiative begins with a Chicagoland area donation drive starting in October, with ‘A Night at the Museum’ as the last time to collect donations publicly. SocialWorks then sorts, counts, and distributes items to shelters and families in need between January and March, the worst of Chicago’s winter season. The Warmest Winter initiative has collected over 156K warming items, directly affecting 81 unique shelters throughout the Chicagoland area. The Warmest Winter campaign has also partnered with Universoul Circus, Top Fashion, Chicago Park District, and more outside of the usual winter campaign to connect low-income families and those experiencing homelessness to the joys of Chicago.

“We’re excited to share the building with over 50+ vendors and showcase some surprises. Thank you to Ben & Jerry’s and all our sponsors and guests attending; your support will help us warm Chicago in the coming months.” shares Justin Cunningham, Executive Director of SocialWorks.

Ben and Jerry’s is among the many supporters of ‘A Night at the Museum.’ As a key sponsor and vendor of this year’s A Night of the Museum event, attendees can expect to see Ben & Jerry’s and Chance the Rapper’s ice cream, Mint Chocolate Chance. Guests can also expect make-and-takes, movie screenings, giveaways, performances from notable Chicago artists, and the full range of the Museum of Science & Industry for the price of admission. Those looking to purchase tickets to ‘A Night at the Museum’ can do so via black-owned ticket company EventNoire.

Tickets are available via To learn more about A Night at the Museum and SocialWorks’ Warmest Winter Initiative, follow @socialworks_chi and visit their website, For more information regarding SocialWorks and “A Night At The Museum,” please contact Briahna Gatlin,

About MSI  
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) offers world-class and uniquely interactive experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. As one of the largest science museums in the world, from groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits to hands-on opportunities —a visit to MSI is guaranteed to connect fun and learning. MSI is committed to offering comprehensive educational programs – for students, teachers, and families – that make a difference in local communities and contribute to MSI’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math. The Museum is grateful for the support of its generous donors and guests, who make its work possible. MSI is partly supported by the people of Chicago through the Chicago Park District. For more information, visit or call (773) 684-1414.

About SocialWorks 

SocialWorks aims to empower youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement while fostering leadership, accessibility, and positivity. Our initiatives, OpenMike, Warmest Winter, Kids of the Kingdom, the New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, and My State of Mind, were created to advocate for youth and the fulfillment of their success in all forms. SocialWorks looks to continue to bring impact through innovation and collaboration.