Chicago History Museum

Chicago, Ill.


1601 North Clark St.
Chicago, Ill. 60614
(312) 642-4600
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $14, $12 seniors (65+) and students, free for museum members and kids 12 and under. Call or check website for free day schedule.

The Chicago History Museum offers a permanent exhibition Sensing Chicago where children can explore the city's history through their five senses. Kids love making themselves into a giant Chicago-style hotdog or smelling the (sometimes awful) smells associated with the city, or becoming part of a giant Chicago postcard. Families can explore the city's first 'L' Car and the first steam-powered locomotive to come through Chicago. The new Guild Gallery features a gigantic floor map featuring famous Chicago locations and an interactive experience about Chicago’s flag. There's a cafe in the Museum, as well as other nearby restaurants to grab a bite to eat. This summer, join the Museum’s 56th  Annual Fourth of July Celebration with family-friendly festivities include patriotic music, crafts, a children’s costume parade, and the World’s Tallest Uncle Sam—all  free.


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