Category: Chicago Museums

Museum of Science & Industry reopening dates and exhibit

Museum of Science & Industry reopening dates and exhibit
Click here for other museum reopening dates. The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago reopens to public on March 7. Members can return during Early Access days March 4-6. The highly anticipated exhibition Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes, has been extended through October 24. MSI members will get exclusive first access during Member Days March 4-6. “We’re... Read more »

Chicago Museums announce reopening dates

Chicago Museums announce reopening dates
Earlier this week Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Chicago could move to Tier 2 coronavirus mitigations. This means, among other things, that Chicago Museums can re-open (with regulations) to the public. After being dark for over two months, this is a bright light in a dark year. The opening dates are staggered with some museums... Read more »

Take a virtual field trip of Chicago’s cultural institutions: Admission free

Take a virtual field trip of Chicago’s cultural institutions: Admission free
Virtual field trip episodes will post on www.HitPlayChicago.org and air on WTTW Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and Citadel have launched a weekly video series of Stay Home. Hit Play that showcases the city’s museums and cultural institutions. Although the series is targeted toward families and students, I think anyone, even seasoned museum goers, would enjoy the tours. The first virtual... Read more »
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A bright new look for the Adler Planetarium

In Celebration of its 90th Anniversary, the Adler Planetarium Unveils New Brand   The universe may be 14 billion years old, but the Adler Planetarium’s (1300 South Lake Shore Drive) look is brand new—for the first time in its 90 year history.  More than just a logo, the new Adler identity is a beacon of hope for... Read more »

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020
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 »

Imagine the Moon at the Adler Planetarium explores the moon and its relationship to Earth

Imagine the Moon at the Adler Planetarium explores the moon and its relationship to Earth
Maybe you knew that December 24, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. Instead of watching the moon rise from earth, Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders saw the earth rising from the lunar orbit, photographed it and did a live broadcast. “The vast... Read more »
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Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City

Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City
“Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City,” a new exhibit opening today at the Field Museum takes a look back nearly 200 years to Chicago’s rich beer history, focusing on the immigrant communities (mostly German) that established the city’s first breweries. Visitors to the exhibit created by The Chicago Brewseum–a museum dedicated to beer–will travel through... Read more »

Chicago Museums: Top 5 must see exhibitions

JOHN SINGER SARGENT John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age will run at the Art Institute of Chicago from July 1 through September 30, 2018. The exhibition explores the art of American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)–the most sought-after portraitist of his generation-–with a focus on his numerous Chicago connections.  Using the lens of Sargent’s work, the exhibition explores the... Read more »

Birds of Paradise add color to a gray Chicago winter at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Birds of Paradise add color to a gray Chicago winter at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
How about a taste of New Guinea’s exotic Birds of Paradise to brighten your day? The new exhibition Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, opens today (January 18) and runs through June 16, 2018 at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. The exhibit features equal parts natural history, photography and science that gives visitors an in-depth look into the lives of birds-of-paradise.... Read more »
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Chicago's Field Museum to unveil flying reptiles and world's largest dinosaur

Chicago's Field Museum to unveil flying reptiles and world's largest dinosaur
First “Jurassic World,” now the real world Last August, Chicago’s Field Museum made a really big announcement that a new resident dinosaur –the world’s largest– would be installed in the museum in spring of 2018.  The 122-foot Patagotitan mayorum (pat-uh-go-tie-tan my-or-um) who we will call ‘Pat’ until the museum gives it an official name will be the centerpiece in the Museum’s main... Read more »
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