Ready to stretch your mind? Chicago’s amazing museums are the perfect places to satisfy your curiosity and spark your imagination.
Science rules at the three great institutions that make up Chicago’s lakefront Museum Campus. Centered within The Field Museum’s 20 million biological and anthropological specimens is Sue, the largest and most complete T. rex ever found.
The Museum of Science and Industry - the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere - offers over 800 captivating interactive exhibits including the U-505 submarine, a working coal mine, a Boeing 727 airplane, and much, much more.
Among Chicago’s world-class institutions showcasing art is The Art Institute of Chicago, whose permanent collection of paintings, drawings, photography and textiles includes the largest compilation of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works outside the Louvre.
The Adler Planetarium is America's first museum of its kind. The Museum Campus mainstay is home to three, full-size theaters and some of the most detailed space exhibits in the world. Visit the Grainger Sky Theater, which must be the most technologically advanced theater in the galaxy because audiences travel a billion light-years and back through the interactive experience.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the world's largest venues for pieces from 1945 to the present. With thousands of works by Chicago-based artists, you'll get a crash course in surrealism, pop art, and conceptual photography.
In this city that celebrates its diversity, such institutions as Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, DuSable Museum of African American History, and The Oriental Institute, hold a special place of honor.
Finally, if your group includes kids, Chicago Children’s Museum is a must-see.