If your school, scout, church, corporate, nonprofit, or family group is planning a group outing, look no further than the Adler Planetarium. Our variety of sky shows, space science exhibitions and group menu options, along with our spectacular view of the Chicago skyline will make your visit together an experience to remember. Visit Website: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.
Visit Website: http://www.artic.edu/
Chicago Children Museum
The Children’s Museum is at the forefront of creating learning experiences with the power to transform the lives of children and families. We are also a pioneer in both the education and museum worlds, offering engaging exhibits, interpretive activities, standards-based school programs, and teacher development workshops.
Visit Website: www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/
Chicago Historical Society
The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. Our ability to illuminate the past is a reminder of what really happened once upon a time, sheds light on the present, and compellingly informs the future.
Visit Website: http://www.chicagohs.org/
Du Sable Museum of African American History
Founded in 1961 by teacher and art historian Dr. Margaret Burroughs and other leading Chicago citizens, the DuSable Museum is one of the few independent institutions of its kind in the United States. Developed to preserve and interpret the experiences and achievements of people of African descent, it is dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation and study of the history and culture of Africans and African Americans.
Visit Website: http://www.dusablemuseum.org/
The Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.
Visit Website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who visit the zoo to hear a lion’s roar echo off nearby apartment buildings, see gorillas climb trees as the Willis Tower looms in the distance, or forget where they are as they immerse themselves in tropical rainforests, dry-thorn forests or spacious savannas.
Visit Website: http://www.lpzoo.org/
Mexican Fine Arts Museum
As the only Latino museum accredited by American Association of Museums, we recognize our unique responsibility to present exhibitions of artistic and cultural value and to deliver high-quality education that demonstrates the breadth and depth of Mexican art, culture and history.
Visit Website: http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/
Discover a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. In Millennium Park, you’ll find a new kind of town square – a lively, spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the city and a destination for Chicagoans and visitors alike.
Visit Website: http://www.millenniumpark.org/
Museum of Broadcast Communications
The mission of the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to its resources.
Visit Website: http://www.museum.tv/
Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and nearly 14 acres of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Since opening our doors in 1933, we’ve welcomed more than 175 million guests from around the world.
Visit Website: http://www.msichicago.org/
For over 10 years, Navy Pier has been the place where all of Chicagoland and Tourists alike come together to enjoy all the fun and beauty of a day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition, and when you look at all there is to do and experience it's easy to see why that tradition gets bigger and better every year!
Visit Website: http://www.navypier.com/
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
At the Nature Museum, children can experience nature and science up-close and hands-on through creative art projects, storytelling, animal feedings and more.
Visit Website: http://www.chias.org/
Polish American Museum
The Polish Museum of America is the “crown jewel” of the Polish American community. Established 75 years ago it has preserved and exhibited the history and culture of the Polish American community and our ancestral homeland – Poland. Its all-inclusive exhibits are both educational and entertaining. Its Library and extensive Archives have rendered invaluable services to historians, researchers, students and genealogists.
Visit Website: http://www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/
Shedd connects people to the living world. We engage and inspire, entertain and inform. We are a vital teaching and learning resource, conservation leader, neighborhood partner and global collaborator. We are passionate about our animals, their habitats and the planet we share.
Visit Website: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/