MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & EXHIBITIONS Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-7827 SOUTH LOOP The Adler Planetarium — America’s First Planetarium — features immersive sky shows, engaging exhibitions, exciting events and special lectures. adlerplanetarium.org Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-443-3600 LOOP Voted #1 museum in the world by TripAdvisor. Stop by and visit the greatest collection of Impressionist paintings outside of Paris. Kids under 14 free! artinstituteofchicago.org Charnley-Persky House 1365 N. Astor St. 312-915-0105 GOLD COAST Guided tours of this Louis Sullivanand Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gold Coast residence offered noon on Wednesdays and 10 am on Saturdays. charnleyhouse.org Chicago Architecture Foundation 224 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-3432 LOOP Free exhibitions and adult and youth learning opportunities offered daily. A 320-sq.-ft. scale model of Chicago offers a new perspective on the city. architecture.org Chicago CityPASS PURCHASE FROM PARTICIPATING ATTRACTIONS 208-787-4300, 888-330-5008 LOOP Save 53% on VIP entry to the top five attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium, with Chicago CityPASS. Buy at citypass.com or CityPASS attractions. citypass.com/chicago Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. 312-744-3316 LOOP Daily programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing and visual arts, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. chicagoculturalcenter.org, cityofchicago.org/dcase Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St. 312-642-4600 LINCOLN PARK Chicago begins here. Ride the first ‘L’ car, discover The White City and become a Chicago-style hot dog. Kids 12 and under are free. chicagohistory.org Chicago Sports Museum 835 N. Michigan Ave., Level 7, Water Tower Pl. 312-202-0500 MAGNIFICENT MILE Interactive museum engages visitors to test their skills versus legendary Chicago athletes, and features an impressive collection of sports memorabilia. chicagosportsmuseum.com City Gallery at the Historic Water Tower 806 N. Michigan Ave. 312-742-0808 MAGNIFICENT MILE Located in one of Chicago’s most popular landmarks, the new City Gallery features photographs of Chicago by local photographers. cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/city_gallery_in_thehistoricwatertower.html Clarke House Museum 1827 S. Indiana Ave. 312-326-1480 SOUTH LOOP Guided tours of Clarke House, an 1836 Greek Revival-style home, shows middle-class family life in Chicago during the city’s formative years before the Civil War. clarkehousemuseum.org Driehaus Museum 40 E. Erie St. 312-482-8933 RIVER NORTH Housed in one of Chicago’s grandest 19th-century Gilded Age mansions, the Driehaus Museum immerses visitors in period art and architecture. driehausmuseum.org DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E. 56th Pl. 773-947-0600 HYDE PARK DuSable Museum shares a unique cultural environment of African American history through thought-provoking exhibits, programs and celebrations. dusablemuseum.org The Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-922-9410 SOUTH LOOP Discover 26 million artifacts including SUE, the world’s largest T. rex! Explore dazzling gems, the Aztec empire, 23 Egyptian mummies and a 3D theater fieldmuseum.org Glessner House Museum 1800 S. Prairie Ave. 312-326-1480 SOUTH LOOP H. H. Richardson designed this architectural treasure. Guided tours Wed–Sun at 11:30am, 1 & 2:30pm. $15/ adult, $12/senior, $8/child. glessnerhouse.org Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie 847-967-4800 NORTH SUBURBS The third-largest Holocaust museum in the world. ilholocaustmuseum.org Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 220 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst 630-833-1616 WEST SUBURBS Lapidary is the art of cutting and polishing stone. The museum displays a large selection of Chinese jade and hard stone carvings. lizzadromuseum.org Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State St. 312-245-8200 RIVER NORTH TV and radio are in the spotlight at this new interactive museum with pop culture artifacts, classic media clips and a “green screen” TV experience. museum.tv Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-280-2660 STREETERVILLE Located just one block from Michigan Avenue, the Museum of Contemporary Art offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. mcachicago.org Museum of Science and Industry 57th Street and Lake Shore Dr. 773-684-1414 HYDE PARK The largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Explore a WWII German submarine. Manipulate a 40-foot tornado. Dynamic hands-on activities! msichicago.org Naper Settlement 523 S. Webster St., Naperville 630-420-6010 SOUTHWEST SUBURBS Chicagoland’s outdoor history museum, located 28 miles west of Chicago. Rental space is available in unique historic buildings on a 12-acre property. napersettlement.org Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. 773-755-5100 LINCOLN PARK The urban gateway to nature and science. Touch live animals, learn Chicago ecology and let your imagination soar in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. naturemuseum.org Shedd Aquarium 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. 312-939-2438 SOUTH LOOP Immerse yourself! Shedd’s exhibits connect you to 32,000 incredible animals from around the world — and close to home. sheddaquarium.org Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 773-702-0200 HYDE PARK As the museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of art. Always free. smartmuseum.uchicago.edu Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. 773-728-8111 ANDERSONVILLE A nonprofit educational activity center for the celebration and interpretation of Swedish-American history and culture. swedishamericanmuseum.org Ukrainian National Museum 2249 W. Superior St. 312-421-8020 WEST TOWN Discover Ukraine’s rich culture through its folk and fine art collections, and historical and religious artifacts. Learn about the Genocide and World Wars. ukrainiannationalmuseum.org University of Chicago 5801 S. Ellis Ave. 773-702-8360 HYDE PARK Delve into the vibrant arts community and explore the many museums, galleries and exhibitions located on the university’s campus grounds. visit.uchicago.edu THEATER & PERFORMING ARTS Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University 50 E. Congress Pkwy. 312-341-2361 LOOP A National Historic Landmark, the Auditorium hosts international and cultural entertainment in Chicago. Visit our website for more information. auditoriumtheatre.org Blue Man Group 3133 N. Halsted St. 773-348-4000 LAKEVIEW Blue Man Group is not just a show, it’s a state of mind. Don’t miss the show the Chicago Tribune calls “Brilliantly revamped...truly joyous!” blueman.com/chicago Broadway In Chicago 17 N. State St. 312-977-1700 LOOP Broadway In Chicago brings Broadway’s biggest shows to Chicago’s finest theaters. Ticketmaster: 800-775-2000. Group sales: 312-977-1710. broadwayinchicago.com Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. 312-744-3316 LOOP Daily programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing and visual arts, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. chicagoculturalcenter.org, cityofchicago.org/dcase The Chicago Theatre 175 N. State St. 312-462-6300 LOOP The Chicago Theatre is a breathtaking National Landmark in downtown Chicago hosting concerts, comedians, special events and tours every week. thechicagotheatre.com Goodman Theatre 170 N. Dearborn St. 312-443-3800 LOOP Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prizewinning Goodman Theatre is known for its unsurpassed quality, range and diversity of productions. goodmantheatre.org The Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E. Randolph St. 312-334-2400 LOOP Situated in the distinctive setting of Millennium Park, the Harris Theater is an artistic home for the very best of Chicago’s music and dance companies. harristheaterchicago.org Hot Tix 72 E. Randolph St., 163 E. Pearson St. 312-977-9483 LOOP Half-price tickets to a wide variety of theater productions for the current week as well as future performances. Available both online and in-person. hottix.org The Joffrey Ballet Joffrey Tower, 10 E. Randolph St. 312-739-0120 LOOP “Chicago’s premier ballet company.” VIP savings, service, seating for groups of 10 or more. joffrey.org League of Chicago Theatres 17 N. Wabash St., Ste. 520 312-554-9800 LOOP Experience a show at one of Chicago’s 250 theater companies! “The beating heart of U.S. theatre is in Chicago.” -Michael Billington, The Guardian. chicagoplays.com Lookingglass Theatre Company 821 N. Michigan Ave. 312-337-0665 MAGNIFICENT MILE Recipient of the 2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Critically acclaimed live theater on The Magnificent Mile. Visually stunning, physical and dynamic. lookingglasstheatre.org Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 N. Wacker Dr., Ste. 860 312-827-5600 LOOP Experience the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago. Featuring operas, musicals, concerts, recitals, family programming and community performances. lyricopera.org Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1650 N. Halsted St. 312-335-1650 LINCOLN PARK A Tony Award-winning nonprofit Chicago theater known for innovative, artist-driven productions, offering year-round programming on its three stages. steppenwolf.org Symphony Center 220 S. Michigan Ave. 312-294-3260 LOOP The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by renowned Music Director Riccardo Muti, is hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Tickets start at $30. cso.org Theater on the Lake 2401 N. Lake Shore Dr. 312-742-7994 LINCOLN PARK The Chicago Park District’s renovated theater is home to some of the best dramatic, comedic and innovative performances the city has to offer. chicagoparkdistrict.com Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding/ We Gotta Bingo 1113 W. Belmont Ave. 312-391-0404 LAKEVIEW Whether it is a crazy Italian wedding or a “church fundraiser” in a beer hall, this home to “Tony n Tina’s Wedding” and “We Gotta Bingo” is a must do! chicagotheaterworks.com
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