Chicago – Museums

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    See what Chicago has to offer for those seeking intellectual stimulation. From history to art to science Chicago has an array of museums for all ages and all interests.

    Male Speaker: Chicago's museums rank among the best in the world. In fact, with over 40 museums to choose from, the only thing missing is a museum of museums.

    Start your learning adventures on Chicago's famous museum campus along the city's beautiful lakeside home to the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, and The Adler Planetarium. Also, don't miss the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest of its kind in the Western hemisphere or get inspired about the wonders of nature at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and for the kiddos, the Chicago Children's Museum welcomes your young ones to splash, climb, build, and play. Feel your heart stir as you gaze upon sculptures, photography, paintings, architecture, and other works that span the globe and the ages at the world renowned Art Institute of Chicago.

    The museum's permanent collections include one of the largest compilations of impressionist and post-impressionist works outside the Louvre in Paris. Modern artificianados will appreciate The Museum of Contemporary Art with exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.

    Learn about the city's rich past and satisfy your curiosity about its present and future at the Chicago History Museum or come for the beauty and stay for much more at the Chicago Cultural Center, an iconic landmark building that plays host to thousands of free public events.

    Take a museum walk off the beaten path to the International Museum of Surgical Science where you can learn about the wonders of medicine and surgery through the ages or serve as a citizen solider at the Pritzker Military Library, celebrate the multi-culturalism that shaped Chicago at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, The DuSable Museum of African American History, The Oriental Institute, or the National Museum of Mexican Art.

    When you're ready to stretch your mind, Chicago's world-class museums are up to the task, satisfying your curiosity and sparking your imagination.