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American Police Center & Museum

312.431.0005

1717 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60616 - (State St. At 17th St.)

   
Everyday 9am to 4:30 pm
 

 

The Art Institute of Chicago

312.443.3600

111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603-6110

   
 

Discover forty centuries of human creativity at The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the world's leading museums.

www.artic.edu

   
Mon-Fri 10:30am to 4:30pm (Tues till 9pm), Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm
 

 
Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
630.892.1550
100 S. Barnes Rd., Aurora, IL 60506
   
 

Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village is a living history museum situated on 54scenic acres with a lake, ponds and a meandering stream.

www.FoxValleyParkDistrict.org/pages/facility/blackfrm.html

   
April 21- Labor Day – Everyday 10am to 4:30pm
Labor Day - October 6 – Fri-Sun 10am to 4:30pm
 

 
Capone's Chicago
312.654.1919
605 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610
   
Everyday 10am to 10pm
 

 
The Cernan
Earth and Space Center
708.456.0300 x 3372
cernan@triton.edu
Triton College – 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, IL 60171
   
 

Explore the wonders of the universe and the latest discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and earth science at the Cernan Earth and Space Center, a unique space-age facility that combines education and entertainment for people of all ages.

www.Triton.edu/cernan/generalinfo.html

   
Please Call For Current Show Schedule
 

 
Chicago Academy of Sciences
312.871.2668
2001 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
   
Everyday 10am to 5pm
 

 
Chicago Children's Museum
312.527.1000
700 East Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-3428 - (At Navy Pier)
   
 

Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to activate the intellectual and creative potential of children by being a catalyst for the process of learning.

www.ChiChildrensMuseum.org

   
Sun-Tues 10am to 5pm, Wed-Sat 10am to 8pm (Thurs 5pm to 8pm is Free Family Night)
 

 
Chicago Cultural Center
312.FINE.ART
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 - (At Navy Pier)
   
 

Architectural showcase for the lively and visual arts.

www.ChiChildrensMuseum.org

   
Mon-Wed 10am to 7pm, Thur 10am to 9pm, Fri 10am to 6pm,
Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 11am to 5pm, Closed Holidays
 

 
Chicago Historical Society
312.642.4600
Clark St. at North Ave., Chicago, IL 60614-6071
   
 

The Chicago Historical Society is a privately endowed, independent institution devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois, as well as selected areas of American history, to the public through exhibitions, programs, research collections, and publications.

www.ChicagoHS.org

   
Mon-Sat 9:30am to 4:30pm, Sun Noon to 5pm
 

 
Field Museum Of Natural History
312.922.9410
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. & Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60605
   

Come in and discover what's new at The Field Museum. You can enjoy a wide range of diverse programs based on our exciting temporary exhibitions, and as well as our permanent exhibitions like Underground Adventure.

www.fmnh.org

   
Everyday 9am to 5pm, Closed Christmas & New Year's Day
 

 

Fox River Trolley Museum
847.697.4676
info@foxtrolley.org
361 S. LaFox St., South Elgin, IL 60177 - (Illinois Route 31)
   
 

The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys, many from lines long vanished, over trackage that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, Aurora, and Yorkville.

www.FoxTrolley.org

   
Sun – From May 12 to November 3 - 11am to 5pm
Sat – Form June 29 to August 31 - 11am to 5pm
Holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) - 11am to 5pm
 

 

Illinois Railway Museum
800.BIG.RAIL
815.923.4000
Take Union Road & follow the signs, Union, IL 60180
   

America's largest Railway museum with a collection of antique railroad engines, cars, streetcars and more on display. These exhibits provide an interactive, educational experience for visitors of all ages.

www.IRM.org

 
Hours Change - Call or Visit Website
 

 
Kohl Children's Museum
847.512.1300
165 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, Illinois
   

Open your imagination at KCM! Children ages 0-8 can touch and explore exhibits in addition to participating in planned daily activities.

www.KohlChildrensMuseum.org

 
Mon-Sat 9:30am to 5pm, Sun Noon to 5pm
 

 
Museum of Broadcast Communications
312.629.6000
Michigan Ave. at Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 - 4801
   

Tour includes visit to MBC television center and opportunity to tape and purchase a television newscast. –OR– Guests recreate an old-time radio show, complete with sound effects, and will learn about the history, people and programs that brought so much enjoyment to so many people. –OR– Working in the MBC Television Studio, visitors "produce" a newscast, complete with video "roll-ins" for the news, weather and sports segments.

www.Museum.tv

   
Mon-Sat 10am to 4:30pm, Sun Noon to 5pm
 

 
Museum of Contemporary Art
312.280.2660
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
   

See things differently at the Museum of Contemporary Art! The MCA is a Chicago experience like no other -- stop by for an hour or spend the day.

www.MCAchicago.org

   
Wed-Sun 10am to 5pm, Tues 10am to 8pm, Closed Mon
 

 
Museum of Holography
312.226.1007
1134 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
 

 

Museum of Science and Industry
773.684.1414
800.GO.TO.MSI
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637-2093
   

MSI contains 75 halls with more than 200 exhibits of industrial applications, technological advances, and demonstrates scientific principles. Open every day of the year, except for December 25th.

www.MSIchicago.org

   
June 1– September 2 - Everyday 9:30am to 5:30pm
September 3 December 24 - Mon-Sat 9:30am to 4pm, Sun 11am to 4pm
 

 
John G. Shedd Aquarium
312.939.2435
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
   
 

When you visit Shedd, you can experience environments around the world. See Caribbean coral reefs, Amazon and Pacific rocky coasts. Our exhibits take you closer to nature in some of the world's richest ecosystems.

www.Shedd.org

   
Memorial Day – Labor Day - Everyday 9am to 6pm, (Thurs till 10pm)
Labor Day Memorial Day - Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat & Sun 9am to 6pm
 

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