Top 10 Museums to Visit in Chicago

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For a long weekend, head to Chicago. Chicago’s historical districts are like diamonds in the city’s crown, and they’re some of the best in the world. They have a wide range of interests, including anything from crafts to history to science to the natural world and cosmology. If you want to be close to all of Chicago’s exhibition halls, stay around the Loop or Magnificent Mile. You’ll have a blast in Chicago if you do. Without a doubt, a city with a population similar to yours.


Shedd Aquarium 

The main goal of Shedd’s work is to have people “connect with” the aquatic world by motivating, enticing, and instructing them about it. You’re in a building on the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of Chicago, but you’re actually submerged in a world of coral reefs, rainforests, and the Pacific Northwest coast. A significant part of the Museum Campus, The Shedd, is dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment and the conservation of wildlife.

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Science and Industry Museum

This massive Hyde Park exhibition hall has been teaching the general public about science and innovation since 1933. Because of the active exhibits, including a working lift and exhibitions such as a captured German WWII submarine, youngsters as well as adults will never get bored when visiting the historical site. The exhibits include “Step by step,” “Lego creations,” and “Robot Revolution.”

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Art Institute of Chicago

As one of Chicago’s most popular historical attractions, the Art Institute of Chicago also happens to be the country’s second-largest exhibition hall for handiwork. On top of it, the well-known lions welcome you, and things get better from there. Impressionist, post-impressionist, and American-made pieces are all represented in the store’s inventory. If you’re a fan of French impressionist Claude Monet’s paintings, the Art Institute will be a dream come true. In my opinion, it contains the widest selection of his work in the entire country. Thorne Miniature Rooms is also a new and rare exhibition.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

There has been a museum in Chicago dedicated solely to contemporary art, just off Magnificent Mile, since 1945. The exhibition hall enables the general public to “straightforwardly see the work and thoughts of live professionals and the physical, social and societal environment of the craft within recent memory.” Additionally, the many voices conveyed via craftsmanship are given tremendous emphasis thanks to this feature.

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The National Museum of Mexican Museums

The National Museum of Mexican Museums, located southwest of the Loop, is dedicated to promoting and disseminating knowledge about Mexican culture. It has one of the most comprehensive collections of Latino art in the country, and it is the only Latino museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. There are almost 5,500 pieces in the present collection.

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The Adler Planetarium

Only a short distance east of Soldier Field lies the Museum Campus, home to the Adler Planetarium and Museum of Astronomy. The planetarium was built in 1930, making it the country’s first and oldest planetarium. It now has a two-star theater, a collection of antique instruments, large presentation areas, and a variety of carefully curated performances. Additionally, it boasts one of the city’s greatest horizon views from this location.

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Chicago History Museum

There are more than 22 million artifacts on display in this museum in Lincoln Park, which demonstrates the breadth and depth of Chicago’s collection. From the Chicago Bulls to the Great Chicago Fire, the gallery has it all and provides a setting and exhibitions that make Chicago’s memories relevant today. In the past, it was known as the Chicago Historical Society, but that changed lately.

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DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable is the country’s longest-running exhibition space dedicated to exploring, documenting, and celebrating the African-American experience. It’s a Smithsonian employee in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. There are 15,000 works of art, historical personalities, and real artifacts owned by the museum’s patrons that illuminate the African-American experience.

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The Natural History Field Museum

The Natural History Field Museum is well-known for its dinosaur exhibits, which are a major magnet for children. However, it also owes a deep and rich duty to “diversity and linkages in nature and across cultures.” It is now jamming and chipping away at almost 20 million objects, a variety of belongings acquired following Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Located on the Museum Campus, next to the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, just north of Soldier Field.

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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Nature Museum in Lincoln Park is dedicated to nature and works with the Chicago Academy of Sciences’ collections and scholars to produce exhibitions and initiatives. More than 1,000 butterflies from 40 different species are housed in the nursery’s 27,000-square-foot space. In addition, Chicago’s winters are warm and tropical, which is a significant perk. To view macaws and aracaris, as well as learn about the life of a bog dweller, stop by the Birdhouse. The Birdhouse is located in downtown Chicago.

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