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Chicago, Illinois Museums

Museum lovers of all shapes, sizes, and ages will be in heaven when they visit Chicago, Illinois. Just about every type of museum you can imagine is here waiting to amaze and astound you. Enjoy everything from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Field Museum of Natural History to the Museum of Science and Industry.

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

One of the world's finest art museums, the Art Institute of Chicago presents 5,000 years of phenomenal works. Enjoy an impressive array of African, Asian, ancient, modern, European, medieval, and Native American paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints. Ongoing exhibitions include Animal Images on Ancient Coins, the Photography of Judith Turner, and The Touch Gallery, which has been designed for the visually impaired. What's more, the museum offers many lectures and workshops. For more information , visit
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Downtown Chicago, Illinois Hotel near Museums.

Treat yourself to clean, comfortable lodging at our inviting downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel. Enjoy spacious accommodations, personal service, and ample amenities. We also provide a convenient location near many of the city's exceptional museums, such as the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Field Museum of Natural History Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago Illinois - Field Museum Archaeology, science, and history exhibits mark the Field Museum of Natural History, which began in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. Named for Marshall Field, its first major benefactor, this eclectic museum also boasts stunning artwork. Permanent exhibits range from Animals, Plants & Ecosystems and Rocks & Fossils to Evolving Planet and Ancient America. This museum offers a great way to learn about the people who lived here before us . The Field Museum is part of Chicago's Museum Campus that includes the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. For more information, visit

Shedd Aquarium Chicago, Illinois.

It's hard not to be impressed when you step inside Shedd Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium in the world. Opened in 1930, Shedd was the first inland aquarium to maintain a permanent exhibition of both freshwater and saltwater fish. One of its signature exhibits is a remarkable re-creation of the Northwest Pacific coastline, which influenced many other aquariums and natural history museums. With the opening of the Oceanarium habitat in 1991, Shedd grew to twice its original size. Other habitats include Caribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, and Waters of the World. For more information, visit
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Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Chicago, Illinois.

Fans of the universe will be big fans of Adler Planetarium. America's first planetarium has the distinction of being the world's only museum with two full-size planetarium theaters. The historic Sky Theater has been providing spectacular views of the stars since 1930 while the state-of-the-art StarRider Theater delivers a totally digital, high-tech space experience. Exhibits are plentiful and include scale models of the Solar System and ancient astronomical instruments. For more information, visit

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, Illinois.

Discover over 35,000 artifacts and hundreds of hands-on exhibits at this truly unique museum. In Earth Revealed: Live, you'll get a chance to watch storms brewing and explore the solar system . The Flu and You experience provides you with data on how flu viruses infect your body and how you can protect yourself. At the Henry Crown Space Center, you'll relive the excitement of the Space Race and find out about the future of space exploration. Petroleum Planet is the place to come to discover how petroleum impacts our daily life, from medicine to sports to clothing. For more information, visit

Chicago, Illinois History Museum.

Chicago Illinois - History Museum Learn all about Chicago and American history in this first-rate museum that displays an impressive amount of authentic pieces. At last count, there were millions of them. Fun exhibits abound as well. Uncover Chicago's changing economy, diverse neighborhoods, and cool cultural scene at Chicago: Crossroads of America. Ride a high-wheel bicycle, hear the Great Chicago Fire, catch a flyball at U.S. Cellular Field, and actually be a Chicago-style hot dog at Sensing Chicago. Examine some pretty unusual items, including a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo low-rider and Abraham Lincoln's deathbed at Treasures. For more information, visit
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Chicago, Illinois Children's Museum.

Located at Navy Pier, the Chicago Children's Museum is a sight and sound wonderland for kids of all ages. Groundbreaking exhibits create great learning experiences. At "Play It Safe," entire families can learn how to play it safe when it comes to fire in a realistic firehouse with command center, fire pole, and fire truck. In the "BIG Backyard," little ones can learn about life in the big city by wandering through a magical garden filled with enormous insects, giggling flowers, and giant toadstools. Set up on a re-created site, the "Dinosaur Expedition" gives kids an opportunity to experience what it's like to be a part of an expedition team. For more information, visit
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