Chicago Galleries & Museums
Carl Hammer Gallery
The River North gallery showcases Outsider Art from Chicago artists and beyond.
After Dark at the Art Institute
The Art Institute of Chicago's Evening Associates hosts its monthly cultural affair for art lovers in the Modern Wing.
Adler Planetarium Free Days
The Adler Planetarium has a number of free days throughout the year when they waive the general admission for visitors. Use that money you save to take in a show in one of its star theaters.
Thomas Robertello Gallery
Thomas Robertello Gallery is a West Loop-based, contemporary art gallery in Chicago.
Field Museum Free Days
The Field Museum has a number of free days throughout the year when they waive the general admission for visitors (special exhibits may require a separate admission).
Shedd Aquarium Free Days
The Shedd Aquarium has a number of free days throughout the year when they waive the general admission for visitors (special exhibits require a separate admission fee at a discounted rate). Here's a list of Shedd Aquarium free days for 2010.
Art Institute Free Days
The Art Institute of Chicago has a number of free days throughout the year, providing free general admission to one and all (special exhibits may require a separate admission fee).
Museum of Science and Industry Free Days
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has a number of free days throughout the year when they waive the general admission for visitors (special exhibits may require a separate admission fee). Here's a list of Museum of Science and Industry free days for 2010.
Go Chicago Card - Save Money and Skip Long Lines
The Go Chicago Card is a great way to save some money if you plan on doing a whirlwind tour of Chicago attractions. At most of them, the Card also allows you to skip long lines.
Adler Planetarium and Astrology Museum
The Adler Planetarium is part of the lake front's "Museum Campus", and is well known for its world class sky theater and collection of astronomy artifacts.
The Art Institute of Chicago
One of the world's premier art museums, the Art Institute of Chicago has a collection that spans 5,000 years of artistic expression.
Kohl Children's Museum
The Kohl Children's Museum, located in the northern Chicago suburb of Glenview, is filled with scores of hands-on exhibits to provide a great day of entertainment for kids 8 and under.
Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier
The Chicago Children's Museum, located on Navy Pier, offers tons of hands on learning exhibits for kids, but adults might find it a bit dull.
Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society)
Established in 1856 as the Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago History Museum moved into its current building in 1932, underwent a major renovation in 2006, and is the eminent source to discover the history of Chicago and its people.
Chicago's Museum Campus
Chicago's Museum Campus is the official name for an area of land along south Lake Shore Drive that is home to the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field
The Field Museum of Natural History
The Field Museum is filled with fascinating exhibits including "Sue", the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
The Intuit, just west of Chicago's downtown, is a different kind of art museum featuring intuitive and outsider art, which they define as the "work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who seem instead motivated by their unique personal visions."
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is Chicago's home for, what else, contemporary art, featuring exhibits from well-known artists.
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
Opened in 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry -- touted as the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere -- is not only an excellent educational experience, but a lot of fun for both kids and adults.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum opened in 1999 with a clear mission – to educate the public, especially urban dwellers, on the importance of maintaining the quality of nature that surrounds us steps to take that can help the environment.
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago's south side is home to a collection documenting the history and culture of African Americans in the United States.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago opened in 1967, and since settling into its permanent home just off Michigan Avenue in the shadow of the John Hancock building its become a premier museum for contemporary art in Chicago.