Museums

SLA 2012

Cultural Institutions of Chicago

Chicago is full of world-renowned museums and cultural institutions that celebrate the many facets of our diverse city as well as the art, culture, history and nature of the world. We have tried to include as many as possible here, but the list may not be comprehensive. For your convenience, we feature our more popular cultural attractions at top.

Adler Planetarium

http://www.adlerplanetarium.org
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
312-922-STAR(7827)

 
Art Institute

http://www.artic.edu/aic/
111 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois, 60603
(312) 443-3600

 
Chicago History Museum

www.chicagohs.org/
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 642-4600


Field Museum of Natural History

http://fieldmuseum.org/
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
(312) 922-9410

 
Museum of Contemporary Art

http://mcachicago.org/
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2660


MSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

http://www.msichicago.org/
57th & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
(773)684-1414


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

http://www.chias.org/
2430 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL
(773) 755-5100


Shedd Aquarium

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/
1200 South Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

AFRICAN AMERICAN

DuSable Museum of African American History

www.dusablemuseum.org/
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637-1495
(773) 947-0600


Pullman Porter Museum

http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/
10406 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 928-3935

ART

Block Museum-Northwestern University

www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208
(847)491.4000


DePaul Art Museum

http://museums.depaul.edu/
935 W Fullerton
Chicago IL 60614
(773) 325-7506
***Free admission***


Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

www.art.org
756 North Milwaukee Avenue
312-243-9088


Loyola University Museum of Art

www.luc.edu/luma/
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2196
(312) 915-7600

 
Smart Museum of Art

http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
5550 S Greenwood Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 702-0200

 
Smith Museum of Stained Glass

www.navypier.com/things2do/rides_attract/smith_museum.html
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-3419
(312) 595-5024

ASIAN


Chinese American Museum of Chicago

www.ccamuseum.org/
238 West 23rd St.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-1000

 
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

http://oi.uchicago.edu/
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
773-702-9514 – General Information
773-702-9520 – Museum Office

BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS

Museum of Broadcast Communications

www.museum.tv/
360 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654-5411
(312) 245-8200

CHICAGO

Chicago Cultural Center

http://explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/attractions/dca_tourism/Chicago_Cultural_Center.html
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602-4801
(312) 744-6630

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

http://bridgehousemuseum.org/home/
376 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
(312) 977-0227

CHILDREN

Bronzeville Children’s Museum

http://www.bronzevillechildrensmuseum.com
9301 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 721-9301

Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier

www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/
700 East Grand Avenue
at Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611-3428
(312) 527-1000

GREEK

National Hellenic Museum

http://www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org
801 W Adams St
Chicago, IL
(312) 655-1234

ITALIAN

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago

www.iicchicago.esteri.it
(Library)
500 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Chicago, IL 60611
312-822-9545 

 
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

www.niashf.org/
1431 W Taylor St,
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-5566

 

JEWISH

Spertus: A Center for Jewish Learning and Culture

www.spertus.edu/
610 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605-1901
(312) 322-1700

 

LATVIAN

Latvian Folk Art Museum

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/attractions/latvian-folk-art-museum.html
4146 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
630-241-1761
Call in advance for hours

LITHUANIAN

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

www.balzekasmuseum.org/
6500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629-5136
(773) 582-6500

MEDICAL

International Museum of Surgical Science

https://www.imss.org/
1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
(312) 642-6502

MEXICAN

National Museum of Mexican Art

www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608-2706
(312) 738-1503

 

MILITARY

The Pritzker Military Library

www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/
104 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 374-9333

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum

https://www.nvam.org/
1801 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL
(312) 326-0270

MISC.

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

www.ehfop.org
339 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park (birthplace house)
200 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park (museum)
708-848-2222

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/
9603 Woods Dr., Skokie
847-967-4800

Lake County Discovery Museum

http://www.lcfpd.org/discovery_museum/
27277 N. Forest Preserve Rd., Wauconda
847-968-3400

Newberry Library

www.newberry.org
60 West Walton Street
312-943-9090

Peace Museum

www.peacemuseum.org
100 North Central Park Avenue
773-638-6450

Skokie Heritage Museum

http://www.skokieparks.org/skokie-heritage-museum
8031 Floral Ave., Skokie
847-674-1500

NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS/ National Register of Historic Places

Chicago Cultural Center

http://explorechicago.org/city/en/supporting_narrative/attractions/dca_tourism/Chicago_Cultural_Center.html
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602-4801
(312) 744-6630

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/
800 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 413-5353

NATIVE AMERICAN

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

www.mitchellmuseum.org/
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-1030

PHOTOGRAPHY

Museum of Contemporary Photography.

www.mocp.org/
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

The Museum is free and open to the public

POLISH

Polish Museum of America

www.polishmuseumofamerica.org/
984 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642-4101
(773) 384-3352

SWEDISH

Swedish American Museum

http://www.swedishamericanmuseum.org/
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL
(773) 728-8111

UKRANIAN

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

www.uima-art.org/
2320 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-5522

Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago

www.ukrainiannationalmuseum.org/
2249 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60612-1327
(312) 421-8020

 

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