Posts in category "Chicago Museums"

Field Museum to be home for world's largest dinosaur: Can you say Patagotitan mayorum?

Field Museum to be home for world's largest dinosaur: Can you say Patagotitan mayorum?
Big news at the Field Museum The The Field Museum has announced a new resident dinosaur will be moving into Stanley Field Hall late spring of 2018. The new dinosaur made from the fossil bones of Patagotitan mayorum (pat-uh-go-tie-tan my-or-um) is 122 feet long. To get a perspective on this, picture two accordion CTA buses end-to-end.... Read more »

Chicago museums offering free admission this week for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students

Chicago museums offering free admission this week for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Museums in the Park have announced a week of free general admission for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students to 12 of the city’s museums in celebration of the 2017-2018 school year. The week kicks off this Sunday, August 27th through Saturday, September 2rd with an impressive list of Chicago’s top cultural... Read more »

Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day

Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day
Living just steps from the historic Green Bay Trail–that was traversed in the 1600s by French explorers Joliet and Marquette, then later used as a route by the Potawatomi Indians to hunt and set up camps–our family has found a number of artifacts. We have often wondered, are they rocks…or tools the Native Americans used... Read more »
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Robot Revolution at the MSI features robots from around the world

Robot Revolution at the MSI features robots from around the world
I’m not sure who was having more fun–the kids, the grown-ups or the robots–yesterday at the Museum of Science and Industry’s (MSI) touring exhibit, Robot Revolution--an amazing population of robots from around the globe. The interactive exhibition spans four types of robots (Smarts, Skills, Cooperation and Locomotion) letting visitors observe and operate various robots while... Read more »

Chicago Museum Free Admission Days for 2017

Chicago Museum Free Admission Days for 2017
Even with museum prices often out of reach for many families and individuals there is no reason to stay away–you just need to plan ahead. Literally every one of Chicago (and the area’s) world-class museums offer special deals along with free general admission on certain days each year (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof... Read more »

Chicago Museum Week 2016: Highlights & deals

Chicago Museum Week 2016: Highlights & deals
Chicago Museum Week returns for a second go-around this year from October 13th through October 23rd with an expanded list of participants and programs. The 11-day celebration puts a spotlight on the city’s second to none cultural institutions with special programming and discounts for Illinois residents. The “week” affords a special opportunity to explore Chicago’s... Read more »
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Free admission for CPS students at 12 Chicago museums

Free admission for CPS students at 12 Chicago museums
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Museums in the Park president Gary T. Johnson just announced a week of free admission for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students to 12 of the city’s museums in celebration of the new school year. The week kicks off this Sunday, August 28th through Saturday, September 3rd with an impressive list of... Read more »

Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water

Shedd Aquarium Shark Week: just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water
The Shedd Aquarium is presenting a week that visitors can sink their teeth into. It seems that sharks are getting a bad rap. It started with Jaws and it continues today. The Shedd is out to change people’s perceptions on this misunderstood species. For example, did you know you’re more likely to be struck by... Read more »

Seven cool summer treats and retreats in Chicago

Seven cool summer treats and retreats in Chicago
If you’re starting to feel the heat of the Chicago summer that you could only dream about in January, here are seven ways to keep your cool. A Tiki Bar Embrace the tropics in Chicago while cooling off with a Stranger in Paradise–a potent mix of of rhum agricole, tequila and absinthe– at Logan Square’s hip... Read more »
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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 »