Made famous by President Obama, Hyde Park is home to several
museums. Visit the Museum of Science and Industry (5700 S. Lake
Shore Drive) or the Smart Museum of Art (5550 S. Greenwood Ave.).
The Oriental Institute Museum (1155 E. 58th St.) takes visitors to
ancient Egypt and the Near East with artifacts such as a
17-foot-tall statue of King Tut. Self-guided family activities are
available. Grab a bite to eat at Medici on 57th (1327 E. 57th St.),
where you will find a family-friendly bakery and restaurant or try
Noodles Etc. (1333 E. 57th St.).