Chicago is filled with amazing museums. From the Art Institute to the International Museum of Surgical Sciences, it’s hard to run out of places to learn, to touch artifacts and to create.
Our local museums offer interactive exhibits and resources to teach kids of all ages about everything from history to how their heart works and how to conserve energy.
These are 40 not-to-miss museums for Chicagoans of all ages. Also, don’t miss out on free museum days for Illinois residents!
Museum of Illusions Address: 25 E. Washington St., Chicago Cost: $23/ages 13-plus, $21/seniors 60-plus and military, $18/ages 5-12, free/ages 4 and under There’s a Smart Playroom with games to challenge yourself or your family.
An anti-gravity room, an infinity room, tunnels and a place to take photos of the kids with their heads on a platter are all part of the fun of the Chicago museum.