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Prom and Post-Prom

Class of 2024 Senior Prom: A Starry Night

Prom will be hosted at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday, April 13, 2024.  

Prom tickets are available to current Hinsdale Central Students only from 2/16/24-3/22/24 for $150 each*.   

To purchase a ticket HCHS Seniors will use this link ( Hinsdale Central Students will log on using their Student ID# and Last Name.  Only 1 ticket can be purchased per person. 

If you are bringing a guest from a different school or a Hinsdale Central Student who is NOT a senior, you must get preapproval using this form.  Upon approval, seniors will be able to log on to 5 star students to purchase their guest’s ticket.  Approval will be communicated via email to the Hinsdale Central Senior which will contain a link and instructions to purchase your guest’s ticket connected to your name. 

Guest Form 

Link to purchase Prom Tickets

Prom bus sign-up is included in your ticket purchasing. ALL Prom attendees are REQUIRED to take the bus to and from Prom events. NO EXCEPTIONS! 


5:30   Doors open at HCHS

6:15    Load Busses 

6:30   All buses have left HC 

7:00-7:30   Arrive at MSI

7:30-10:30   Prom & Dinner at MSI

10:30   Students depart to return to HCHS or attend Post-Prom Event

*Ticket prices for prom will increase from after 3/22/24. Final numbers are due to the venue and caterer on 4/1/24. 

POST-PROM INFO:After Prom, celebrate under the stars on the Odyssey Cruise Ship, which will be waiting exclusively for you and your classmates. You will set sail from Navy Pier for an exciting two-hour midnight skyline “cruise to remember.” around Lake Michigan.*

Aboard the cruise there is plenty of room for socializing, dancing on multiple floors, abundant food and beverages provided, a photo booth and a deck where you will have time to marvel at the beauty of the city and take pictures against the backdrop of Chicago while cruising on the boat.  Ticket price includes light fare, DJ & karaoke entertainment! After the post Prom cruise, buses will depart from Navy Pier and arrive back at Hinsdale Central.

Buses leave from the Museum of Science and Industry (Prom) at 11pm and go to Navy Pier to board the cruise ship at 11:30 pm. The ship departs from Navy Pier at midnight and returns to the dock at 2am. Buses will then return to Hinsdale Central.


11 pm – Buses depart MSI (prom)

11:30 pm – Students board ship

12am-2am – Cruise around Lake Michigan, dance, socialize, eat, take selfies, make memories!

2am – Buses depart Navy Pier, for a ~2:45 am arrival at Hinsdale Central

*Students must attend prom in order to attend the post prom event

Post Prom Tickets are sold separately from Prom tickets here.     

Post Prom events are planned by the PTO Post Prom committee and they are always looking for help.  If you would like to help plan, chaperone, or donate, please contact  If you would like to sign up to volunteer with Post Prom, please sign up here

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