Chicago has some of the best museums in the country. Located throughout this beautiful city are varied institutions seeking to preserve culture, educate visitors, all the while providing an environment of fun and enjoyment. What better time to visit some of the city's best museums than during Museum Week! This misnomer extends from October 13-23 and will feature discounted admissions, special exhibits, giveaways and more at each of the participating museums!
Embedded within all of us is a desire to know so be sure to placate your inner scientist and visit one of the several museums of natural science, wonder, and history participating in Museum Week. The Adler Planetarium is a Chicago institution in many regards. Not only is it America's very first planetarium, but it's also a laboratory, a classroom and a community onto its own. Check out its interactive exhibitions, live planetarium shows, hands-on, minds-on STEM education programs and world-class collections! Curious about distant ecosystems? Or the evolution of life on this planet? Or how about the very origin of life? If so, then you'll want to visit The Field Museum where you can probe at these curiosities as you explore earth's natural history via the museum's 30 million artifacts and specimens! And if you're looking to explore a strictly human history then why not check out the Chicago History Museum and learn about your host city!
These museums are all fine and well, but maybe there's an inner artist that desires to know about the history of artistic creation. Well, take your pick ‘cause there's plenty to choose from: Art Institute of Chicago, MCA Chicago, National Museum of Mexican Art, and The National Museum of Puerto Rican Art & Culture!