Two adults and up to two children, 17 and under. Proof of valid membership and photo ID are required to receive complimentary basic admission. Special exhibitions, 3D theater tickets and coat check are not included.
Michilimackinac Historical Society curates the Fort de Buade Museum which houses 3,500 artifacts ranging from the Pre-Contact Native American period through the early mid-20th century. The Museum also owns a complete set of digitally reproduced copies of the McKenney & Hall lithographs of Native Americans.
The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art houses a collection of over 10,000 objects, with strengths in twentieth-century painting and sculpture, postwar art from Chicago, German and Central European Expressionist graphics, small-scale sculpture and works on paper since the Renaissance, and East Asian art of all periods. The Museum serves a diverse public audience of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
5. The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming.
As one of the most unique Chicago museums downtown, the mission of the American Writers Museum (AWM) is to celebrate the enduring influence of American writers on our history, identity, culture, and daily lives.
The Chicago History Museum’s mission—to share Chicago’s stories, serving as a hub of scholarship and learning, inspiration, and civic engagement—is the foundation of the Museum’s programs and events, exhibitions, educational initiatives, publications, and collecting activities that touch the lives of all Chicagoans and help them make meaningful and personal connections to history.
Located in the heart of the beautiful University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park, the Oriental Institute Museum is a showcase of the history, art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The Museum exhibits major collections of antiquities from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel, Iran, Syria, Anatolia and Nubia. Artifacts trace the development of agriculture, writing, religion, art, and history of the Near Eastern region. The museum offers a variety of changing exhibitions, as well as outreach, volunteer and educational programs. Kid’s Corner computer kiosks create an interactive experience for youth, and the Suq gift and book shop sells fun and educational mementos from all over the Near Eastern world.
Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in North America. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States. The zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Chicago Children's Museum is located at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1982 by The Junior League of Chicago who were responding to programming cutbacks in the Chicago Public Schools.