National Museum of Mexican Art
Chicago, Ill. 60608
Cost: Admission is free for exhibits. Performance festivals and tours are ticketed. Donations are accepted.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays
This Pilsen museum is a natural for families. Ongoing exhibits present 3,000 years of Mexican history through ancient, colonial and contemporary art. The museum also offers performing arts events and educational programs for adults, educators, and children. This is a small museum that can be a great way to introduce younger children to art. Kraft Family Sundays are free, year-round, hands-on art programs related to the themes of current exhibitions (reservations required). On-street parking is available nearby. Follow up your visit with lunch at La Cebollita (1723 South Ashland Ave.), where you can enjoy traditional Mexican food at affordable prices.