Chicago museums and culture

Chicago museums and culture

Discover new worlds at our must-see museums and historic places.


Explore ancient Egyptian tombs, underwater worlds, Impressionist masterpieces, the depths of space, and beyond. From major exhibits to neighborhood cultural attractions, there’s a whole world to explore at Chicago’s renowned museums, galleries, and historic places.

Must-see museums

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
DuSable Museum of African American History
City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower
International Museum of Surgical Science
National Veterans Art Museum
Cambodian American Heritage Museum
Museum of Broadcast Communications
R.S Johnson Fine Art
Spertus, A Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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