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Five Must-See Museums In Chicago

Chicago offers some remarkable smaller museums just a few miles from the center of the city.


The Field Museum

Quinn Vetoes Cuts To Free Days At Museums

Citing concern for low-income families, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have cut by half the number of free days state museums and aquariums have to offer Illinois residents


Chicago Museums

State To Award Millions In Grants To Museums

Museums all across Illinois are applying for millions of dollars in state funding.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012


2012 Guide To The Museum Of Science And Industry

This might be my most favorite museum in Chicago. It doesn’t have the stiffness of the Field Museum and everything is hands-on. The museum has done a lot of improvements in the past couple of years to take it beyond the ‘80s style exhibits into more, flashy 21st century displays. If you haven’t been in awhile, it might be time to make a visit back to the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere to enjoy what they have to offer.


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Making a Scene: The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Nestled in the expanse of green that is our beloved Lincoln Park, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum strives to create a connection between people and nature. Geared towards families, this hands-on museum offers a wide range of fun, interactive exhibits and educational programming for children and adults of all ages. This is one of our family’s favorite museums – there is always something to delight both my kids, ages 2 and 10.



January Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out this quick guide to our five can’t-miss arts picks for January.



December Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Chicago. But there are a few events that you just can’t afford to miss. Here’s our quick guide to five must-see events and exhibits in Chicago in December.


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November Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Chicago. Here are our can’t-miss picks for November.


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New National Hellenic Museum Opens

When the new National Hellenic Museum opens in November, the space will offer a window into Chicago’s Greek community – literally.


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Free Culture In Chicago

Comedy, Concerts, Museums, And More For Free!!



Guide To Chicago Museums And Social Media

Chicago-area museums are using social media to interact with the public, and the Twitter feeds, Flickr pages, blogs, YouTube sites and Facebook pages are helping us expand our knowledge of the arts and humanities, one click at a time.


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Best Museum And Art-Inspired Restaurants

Love food and art? Eateries located within art institutions are creating artful dishes to please weary museum goers’ grumbling stomachs, while some restaurants and cafes are also showcasing masterpieces on their walls and plates. From simple lunchtime fare to modern culinary creations, we take a look at some of the Windy City’s best museum and art-inspired restaurants.


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The Blizzard Of 2011: Closings And Cancellations

The Blizzard of 2011 is prompting officials to close museums, schools and other institutions and cancel events. Here is a list of cancellations and early closings that have been announced.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011