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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Chicago Sports Museum

Combining high-energy entertainment with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, the Chicago Sports Museum offers exciting interactive experiences, a vast collection of unique sports memorabilia and an impressive display of game-used treasures and artifacts. Organized by five major exhibits – Measure Up, Forensic Sports, Fan Zone, Curse & Superstitions and Hall of Legends – the 23,000 square foot museum delves into the science underlying infamous sports mysteries and engages visitors to test their athletic prowess against famous Chicago greats including Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent in simulated skill challenges. Entry is FREE with a minimum purchase at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, the museum’s neighboring restaurant and ultimate destination for Chicago sports fans.

835 N. Michigan Avenue 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 202-0500

835 N. Michigan Avenue 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 202-0500

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John G. Shedd Aquarium

From angelfish to zebra sharks, crustaceans to cetaceans, meet 32,000 animals from aquatic habitats around the world. You’ll see penguins fly through chilly waters, dolphins leap into the air and monkeys scamper through rainforest canopy. You can touch prehistoric fish from the Great Lakes, stingraysfrom tropic seas and sea stars from polar oceans. And explore a special exhibit of 40+ species of amphibians. With each encounter, animals will connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference.

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

The MCA Chicago is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time. With an international reputation for presenting ground-breaking exhibitions, the MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, film, and video. The performing arts program, MCA Stage, features leading performers from around the globe in its 300-seat theater. Located near the historic Water Tower in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA features special exhibition spaces, a gift store, cafe, and a terraced sculpture garden with a view of Lake Michigan. mcachicago.org

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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Newberry Library

An independent research library specializing in the humanities, the Newberry has been free and open to the public since 1887. The Newberry’s public programming reflects the subject strengths of its collection of 1.5 million books, 5 million manuscript pages, and 500,000 maps. Recent exhibitions have explored civilian life during the Civil War, Chicago’s complicated relationship with World War I, and the many ways love has been expressed in letters, music, Valentines, and even maps throughout the past 500 years of human history.

60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 943-9090

60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 943-9090

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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 Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 922-9410

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The Klairmont Kollections

The Klairmont Kollections is an 80,000 square foot, private automobile collection featuring 300 automobiles and spectacular recreations of USA and automotive history. 

We are available for corporate, charity and private group events. Two dining/meeting rooms and basic kitchen facilities are available as well. 

Please contact Andrew Vogel for more information!

3111 N. Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
(773)685-1904

3111 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

(773)685-1904

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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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