For a city that’s well known for its hearty food, excellent sports teams and vibrant architecture, Chicago has a pretty exceptional collection of museums as well. If you want to investigate the intellectual side of the Second City, the Chicago Museum Pass package saves you 26% on admission to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry! Save money!
Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the Museum of Science and Industry is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. After your visit, you’ll probably be surprised it isn’t open on those days as well! With 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and Chicago’s only five-story, domed Omnimax theater, using the Chicago Museum Pass to save on a visit certainly seems like a wise investment!
Exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry – which is the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition – include U-505 Submarine, YOU! The Experience, Science Storms, the Coal Mine, the Baby Chick Hatchery, The Great Train Story, ToyMaker 3000, Genetics: Decoding Life, Earth Revealed, Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle, the Pioneer Zephyr, Farm Tech and Take Flight. If those exhibits aren’t enough for you, there are plenty of other options in town.
As you’ll surely see if you visit the Art Institute of Chicago, the museum’s goal is to allow individuals to truly experience works of art, the irreplaceable embodiments of the creative impulse from all times and areas. Since it was founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago has been collecting art for its permanent collection and now has more than 300,000 pieces. The institute welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors annually and hosts numerous special exhibitions, gallery talks, lectures and performances throughout the year.
Don’t forget about the Field Museum or the Adler Planetarium. Guests at the Field Museum have the chance to see Sue, the world’s most complete Tyrannasaurus rex fossil, and visit the McDonald Fossil Prep lab. Visitors at the Adler Planetarium can explore outer space while keeping their feet on the ground as they investigate the beauty of starry night skies and discover the Milky Way in the museum’s nine exhibitions and multiple theaters.
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