The city of Chicago is famous for its many museums. The museum experience in Chicago can be exciting and educational all at the same time.  Let’s take a look at some of the rich cultural experiences you can enjoy as you take a look around the windy city.

Chicago City Pass

If you’re planning on sticking around for more than a week, check out a City Pass to go exploring.  It includes entry to 5 different attractions and lets you have VIP access, skipping lines to get in.  You will save over 50% on admission to these places. Your City Pass is good for 9 days.

The Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium is designed to show you exhibits that represent environments all over the world.  Special exhibits add to the delight of your visit. Do some research ahead of time, and don’t try to do it all in a day.  There is lots to see, and you’ll have to make more than one trip.  Check the schedule when you get there, and be sure to catch some of the aquatic presentations.

Museum of Science and Industry

A museum for the 21st century, the Museum of Science and Industry boasts beautiful exhibits, fascinating films, and interesting specialized topical tours.  Events and exhibits change on a regular basis, so that you can fall in love over and over againwith this museum.

Adler Planetarium

The shows, exhibits and events at the Adler Planetarium are out of this world!  This is America’s oldest planetarium, founded in 1930.  The city views from the planetarium are breathtaking.  Do some stargazing in one of their two stargazing theaters.  Maybe you want to bring your little space explorer.  Are you looking for a romantic date night?  Adler After Dark is a 21+ venue that includes adult beverages.

Art Institute of Chicago

Visit this famous art museum and experience some of the finest collection available anywhere.  They feature a variety of specialized tours, according to age group and interest.  A variety of exhibits will keep you fascinated for hours.  In addition to traditional art museum exhibits, the Art Institute of Chicago is an amazing place to go and do research, with their books and conservation efforts to study.

The Field Museum

The Field Museum brings science to life for kids, explorers, and scientists of all ages.  With exciting rotating visits, you’ll want to get there early.  They offer teacher professional development programs that come back to the classroom with participants.  The Learning Center will help young scientists open their mind to different areas of science.  Thrilling residents and visitors to Chicago for more than 120 years, you won’t want to miss this experience.

Enjoy Yourself

The city of Chicago has so much to offer the museum lover.  Plan your trip to Chicago with plenty of time for exploring.  These museums are the offerings on the City Pass, which makes it affordable and efficient to find your way around to all these fascinating spots.  There really is something for everybody.

By: Stephen Phillips

Stephen D. Phillips is the managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago. He earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University in 1985 and his B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1981. He is an extensively published writer and sought-after lecturer on legal topics ranging from medical malpractice to tort reform. Mr. Phillips is also the recipient of a number of awards and honors from various legal and community groups.