Posts in category "Chicago Museums"

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 »

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 »