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Most Interesting Museums in Chicago

Dusable Museum of African-American
History
740 E. 56th Pl.
773-947-0600
Museum displays art, artifacts & documents tracing the history of African Americans.
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m.

Field Museum of Natural History
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive
312-922-9410
One of the world's great museums of science, enviroment, & culture.
Sue, the world's largest & most famous T. rex.
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue
312-443-3600
One of the world's leading museums & Art Schools.
Collections include some of the finest art ever produced. African wood carvings, Old Masters, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, Asian & African art, textiles, & architectural drawings. Special exhibits presented regularly.

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Avenue
312-280-2660
Affectionately known as MCA, this Museum causes controversy. Thought-provoking artworks created since 1945. Special exhibitions highlight today's most innovative artists.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
312-922-STAR
This museum has exciting interactive exhibit galleries. Go on a voyage in the world's 1st StarRider Theater or explore heavens in the Sky Theater.

Museum of Science & Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
773-684-1414
This is the original "hands on" museum. Interact with the exhibitions, which is always fun. Some have been around for ages, & some are new and quite "high-tech.

Museum of Broadcast Communications
78 East Washington
312-629-6000
There are only two such museums in the USA. This one houses historic radio and television memorabilla. It has great TV and Radio studios where you can go "on the air".
Mon.-Sat. 10:00a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
312-939-2438
Aquatic life from around the world: whales, sea otters, penguins, sharks, & eels...a global collection includes more than 8,000 aquatic animals.

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  • Updated Dec 9, 2003
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