5 Best Museums in Chicago

5 Best Museums in Chicago

Chicago is one of the best places for anyone who enjoys visiting all different types of museums. The city’s museum scene is perfect for tourists and locals looking for something fun to do on any given day. The museums in Chicago offer a wide range of a multitude of museums depending on what your interests are. We are going to take a look at five of the best museums in Chicago where there’s a collection for all types of interests.

Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art houses works from many large touring exhibits. They also create a weekly series featuring work of local Chicago artists that include different workshops and discussions. The museum is also equipped with a new in house restaurant called Lul Cafe with Chef Jason Hammel.

Adler Planetarium
The Adler Planetarium is all about astronomy and astrophysics with exhibits such as Mission Moon and The Universe: A Walk Through Time. The Moon Mission exhibit shows the actual mission to the moon and the US exploration through space. The University: A Walk Through Time explains different theories of how the galaxy began. The Grainger Sky Theatre is one of the spots you can’t miss. The museum projects movies all over the dome about trips to space, the stars, and the planets.

DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum is home to some of the most beautiful and stimulating collections of African- American Art. Built in 1961, it serves as one of the oldest focal points of African-American history. If you’re a fan of Chance the Rapper, you can see one of his Grammy’s displayed in the museum as well.

The Field Museum
The Field Museum was built to house collections from the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. There are over 30 biological and anthropology exhibits where you can see dinosaur bones, check out the Fossil Prep Lab, and check out a 3D movie.

Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most well-known buildings in the city. There are two bronze lion sculptures that guard the outside of the museum, while over 300,000 works of art reside on the inside. Although there are many famous pieces of art in the museum, one that is always worth seeing is A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat.

A large number of museums that reside in Chicago make it a sizable cultural destination for tourists and locals looking to expand their minds and learn about science, art, nature, and different cultures.

Originally published at DeeThompson.co on February 7, 2019. 


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