Family museums in Chicago and the suburbs

 

Chicago families explore "Cosmic Wonder"

Chicago's Adler Planetarium is sending families deep into space with their new show, "Cosmic Wonder." The show tells the story of how natural human curiosity and wonder have led to detailed observation and incredible discoveries of the cosmos.

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When's it free?

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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics at The Field Museum

In The Field Museum's newest exhibition explore animals and plants as machines built for survival, complete with pumps, pipes, insulation, motors, springs, and intelligence gathering devices. Read...

 

New light exhibit brightens Elmhurst Art Museum

Check out the fascinating art exhibit constructed with different kinds of lights at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Read...

 

Rockford museum invites Chicago parents to see biggest shark

The Burpee Museum features a new exhibit about an ancient, and enormous, shark. Read...

 

Checking out planes, trains and automobiles in the Chicago area

Love planes, trains and automobiles? Here's a few great spots to find all three. Read...

 

Adorable penguin chick born at Shedd Aquarium

Cute animal alert! This little rockhopper penguin chick is the newest addition to the Shedd Aquarium family. Read...

 

8 must-sees in the Museum of Science and Industry's 80 at 80 exhibit

Get inside Paul Bunyan's head and see a pair of Google Glasses in the latest exhibit at MSI. Read...

 

Five things to see at Kohl Children's Museum this summer

Our top picks not to miss this season at Glenview's popular museum. Read...

 

The Museum of Science and Industry encourages families to have summer fun with science

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is offering families the chance to have summer fun with science. With projects themes such as gardening and sunlight, there is lots for the kids to learn and explore. Read...

 

Shedd Aquarium reopens Great Lakes exhibit with interactive upgrades

Pet a prehistoric fish, record your own Great Lakes memories and learn all about the species inhabiting our local waters. Read...

 
 





 
 
 
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