Posts in category "Chicago Museums"

Lincoln’s Undying Words at the Chicago History Museum

Lincoln’s Undying Words at the Chicago History Museum
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection …Lincoln’s appeal to South from first inaugural address, 1861 Take a step back from election year 2016 to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy at a new exhibition “Lincoln’s Undying Words,” that opens today... Read more »

Brick by Brick at the MSI: LEGO creations beyond imagination

Brick by Brick at the MSI: LEGO creations beyond imagination
LEGO lovers are in for an adventure of a lifetime at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s new temporary exhibit Brick by Brick, that opened March 10. Not only LEGO fans, but budding architects, full blown architects and fun-lovers of all ages should enjoy this LEGO spectacular. The larger than life exhibition literally takes... Read more »

China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum

China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum
An amazing discovery—almost stranger than fiction–took place over 40 years ago when a farmer, digging a well in his field, discovered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century—a necropolis (prehistoric burial ground) created for China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi (pronounced, chin she-wong-dee), as a place he could continue to rule in the afterlife.... Read more »
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Field Museum launches new beer based on ancient traditions

Field Museum launches new beer based on ancient traditions
Something exciting is brewing at Chicago’s Field Museum. Starting March 7, visitors to the museum’s Field Bistro will be able to partake in the museum’s latest creation–a new beer called Wari Ale. This is the second beer launched by the Field. In 2013 the museum, in partnership with Off Color Brewing, introduced its Tooth and... Read more »

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days for 2016

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days for 2016
With museum prices easily topping out at over $100 for a family of four–many people can’t realistically afford the cost of a museum visit. That’s why Museum Free Days which are offered by most Chicago museums (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof of residency) are the way to go. In addition to free days... Read more »

Chicago Museum Week: Deals and special events

Chicago Museum Week: Deals and special events
With museum admission rates at an all-time high–costing a family of four as much at $100–Chicago Museum Week presents the perfect opportunity to explore Chicago’s world-class cultural institutions for little or no money. The first-ever Chicago Museum Week will kick off Thursday, October 1 through Wednesday, October 7 with special discounts and events from 12... Read more »
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Obama Library Coming to Chicago: The Right Choice

Obama Library Coming to Chicago:  The Right Choice
Word leaked out yesterday that President Barack Obama is choosing the University of Chicago as the site for his Presidential Library and Museum. Even though his choice of the Chicago location is being widely reported by the media, officially, it’s still wait and see until the president comes to Chicago in mid-May to make the... Read more »

Chicago is: The Best Choice for the Barack Obama Presidential Library

Chicago is: The Best Choice for the Barack Obama Presidential Library
A tempest is brewing as the country awaits the Barack Obama Presidential Library decision. By the end of March we will know the answer. The competition boils down to five spots, three states and one logical conclusion. All three states have a connection, of sorts, to the President. Hawaii was where he was born. It... Read more »

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015
With admission rates as high as $31 a person at some Chicago museums, a family of four can easily spend $100 before lunch. Lucky for us, most all Chicago museums offer FREE DAYS. The museums may be a little more crowded but that’s a small price to pay for the money you’ll save. Below is... Read more »
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Shedd Aquarium Pup 681 Needs a Name

Shedd Aquarium Pup 681 Needs a Name
A miracle of sorts has been unfolding this fall at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium where an orphaned baby sea otter pup has been receiving around the clock care to save her life. Stranded sea otter pups require extensive care to survive…and this little pup’s situation was urgent.  Pups typically stay with their mothers until they are... Read more »