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Art Institute of Chicago
Blog, Museums
What’s open: Chicago museums open now

Update: Beginning Nov. 20, indoor museums and cultural institutions will be temporarily closed. Check back for updates. Chicago’s diverse array of museums are a treasured…

What’s open in Chicago
Blog, Special events
What’s open in Chicago

Chicago’s outdoor attractions, restaurants, parks, and more are currently open with new safety precautions, limited capacities, and contactless entry options. There’s nothing more important to…

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