Attractions - Museums

Chicago History Museum

The Chicago History Museum collects, preserves and shares Chicago stories.  Ride the first L car, experience the wonders of The White City and learn why Mrs. O’Leary’s cow may have been history’s most famous scapegoat.  Children 12 and under always receive free museum admission.

1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 642-4600

1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 642-4600

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John G. Shedd Aquarium

Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or met a penguin on a stroll to the South Pole? Or immersed yourself in an Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it's all possible.

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2426

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 939-2426

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Loyola University Museum of Art

The Loyola University Museum of Art, opened in 2005, is dedicated to the exploration, promotion and understanding of art and artistic expression that attempts to illuminate the enduring spiritual questions and concerns of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects Loyola University Chicago's Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping men and women of all creeds explore the roots of their own faith and spiritual quest. Located at Loyola's Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first, second and third floors of the University's historic Lewis Towers on Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue. The museum's 35,000 square foot space contains eight exhibition main galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture, the Museum Store, the Push Pin Gallery and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery.

820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-7600

820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 915-7600

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater and a terraced sculpture garden with a great view of Lake Michigan.

220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2660

220 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 280-2660

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Museum of Science & Industry

Entertain your brain at the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Explore a World War II German submarine. Descend into a coal mine. Send your pulse to a 13-foot, 3-D heart. Get blown away by a 40-foot tornado. MSI offers dynamic live science experiences and hands-on interactive activities for guests of all ages! Voted one of the '7 Wonders of Chicago.'

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 684-1414

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Discover forty centuries of human creativity at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world's leading art museums. From ancient Chinese bronzes to the latest work by contemporary artists, the collections include some of the finest art ever produced.  Especially noteworthy is the internationally acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pictures, with many outstanding example by Monet, Renoir, Degas, van Gogh and other painters of the period. The Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing is devoted to a stunning collection of 20th- and 21st-century art.

111 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600

111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

(312) 443-3600

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The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum preserves and interprets the Gilded Age home of Chicago entrepreneur Samuel M. Nickerson in order to promote the understanding and appreciation of historic architecture and design. Visitors are invited to participate in an immersive experience of 19th-century design as they explore one of Chicago's finest historic homes. The Museum is open for guided and self-guided tours and is available for special events. 

50 E. Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 932-8665

50 E. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 932-8665

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