It’s “Game On!” at the interactive Chicago Sports Museum, which commemorates the world of sports using simulated experiences, relics and stats. Combining hi-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 zones – Measure Up, Forensic Sports, Fan Zone, Curse & Superstitions and Hall of Legends – the 8,000 square foot museum delves into the science underlying infamous sports mysteries and engages visitors to test their athletic prowess against famous Chicago greats, like Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent.
Measure Up. Begin your tour of Chicago sports history with a chance to test your skills against some of the all-time greats. Learn to throw a curve ball from Kyle Long, test your vertical leap against Michael Jordan and compare your wingspan to Scottie Pippen. Around the corner you’ll find cases full of game worn memorabilia and championship rings. Remember Bears great William “Refrigerator” Perry? Try on a replica of his Super Bowl ring, the largest one ever crafted.
Forensic Sports. Sleuth it up in Forensics using CSI-type technology to unravel some of Chicago’s most infamous sports mysteries. Exactly what was inside Sammy Sosa’s corked bat? How have baseballs evolved over the last century? Explore the work of FBI agents, radiologists, chemists and other forensics specialists to uncover the truth.
Fan Zone. It’s only fitting that the center of the museum be dedicated to the greatest fans in the world – Chicago sports fans! Step into the replica broadcast booth straight out of the Friendly Confines and take a chance at impersonating the greatest Chicago baseball fan who ever lived: Harry Caray. You can even send home a video of your skills! Looking for something a little more intense? Hop into our one-of-a-kind simulator that puts YOU in the driver’s seat of a high-octane racecar at the famous Chicago Speedway.
The most recent addition to the Fan Zone is perhaps the most exciting: the basketball hoop from Michael Jordan’s buzzer-beating shot in the 1998 NBA Finals!
Curses and Superstitions. When you’re a team plagued by a 108 year World Series drought, superstitions become a way of life. Immerse yourself in the world of Cubs lore and legends, from the remains of the Infamous Foul Ball from the 2003 playoff run to the Sports Almanac from “Back to the Future II” which predicted the Cubs would win the World Series.
Hall of Legends. Step right up, it’s your turn to go face-to-face with Chicago’s greatest legends of all time.
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.