Chicago Museums and Art Galleries
- ADLER PLANETARIUM
- MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
- MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
- THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
- THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
- THE FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
- THE NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM
- THE SHEDD AQUARIUM
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Take the time to check out some Chicago Museums and Art Galleries where you are exposed to enlighting and intriguing information and experiences. Here is a list of a few that are close in which you can go to relax and experience what Chicago has to offer!
The Shedd Aquarium - Distance: 3.8 Miles
Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, constructed in 1929 is located on the Museum Campus, just south of Grant Park. Some of the Shedd's most exciting exhibits include: Waters of the World, Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Jellies, Oceanarium's Pacific Northwest Coast, and Wild Reef's Indo-Pacific reef. Have the kids explore the Polar Play Zone or sit down and enjoy one of the Shedd's Aquatic Shows.
Museum of Science and Industry - Distance: 8.5 Miles
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has been providing an innovative experience since 1933. It has more than 35,000 artifacts and almost 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and demos. Some of the exhibits include: 40 Years of Black Creativity, Science Storms, You! The Experience, Coal Mine, Earth Revealed, Fast Forward... Inventing the Future and more!
The Art Institute of Chicago - Distance: 1.6 Miles
Located just steps away from the W Chicago City Center, The Art institute sits right on Michigan Avenue on the edge of Grant Park. Noted as the third largest art collection in the nation, the institute has been in existence since 1893. The institute features a variety of collections with anything from African, American, Asian, Contemporary and Modern, to Textiles and European Decorative.
Museum of Contemporary Art - Distance: .4 Miles
Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art has been expressing modern culture since 1945 through painting, sculpture, photography, video, film and performance exhibits. Located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, it showcases a beautiful sculpture garden and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.
Adler Planetarium - Distance: 4.0 Miles
In 1930, Adler's Planetarium became America's First Planetarium. Located right on Lake Michigan, the planetarium provides more than just experiences with the sky, it offers hands-on space exhibits for all to enjoy. The planetarium's three full-size theaters gives the visitor an unforgettable sky experience.
The Chicago History Museum - Distance: 2.0 Miles
Celebrating its 174th birthday this year, The Chicago History Museum is the city's oldest cultural institution and has done an incredible job of keeping the city's history alive. Located in Lincoln Park, it showcases over 22 million items. Some of the exhibitions featured right now are: Abraham Lincoln, Unexpected Chicago, My Chinatown, Facing Freedom, Sensing Chicago and Treasures.
The Field Museum of Natural History - Distance: 3.6 Miles
Located on Museum Campus, The Field Museum received its name from its first benefactor, Marshall Field. Most well known for its incredible dinosaur exhibits, the museum also features other remarkable collections and research. Check out the new exhibit "The Horses" which features the relationship between horses and humans.
The Notebaert Nature Museum - Distance: 2.8 Miles
Located right on Lincoln Park's lakefront, The Notebaert Nature Museum creates a positive relationship between people and nature. Enjoy many nature exhibits including the unique butterfly house that features more than 200 species of exotic butterflies.