Museums for families in Chicago and the suburbs

 

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

A great place for families where you can touch snakeskin, caribou fur, birch bark, turquoise and buffalo skin or sit inside a small wigwam. See temporary...

  

Dearborn Observatory at Northwestern University

Historical telescope still in operation. Young eyes can roam the skies here every Friday night. Gaze through an 18.5-inch telescope, see planets and star...

  

Prehistoric Life Museum and Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop

See the largest dinosaur egg in the world along with bones and fossils in this basement-level museum. Rocks and fossils are available for purchase at the...

  

International Museum of Surgical Science

Future doctors can glimpse the medical past, present and future. See an iron lung and enter a room full of X-rays. Students on school field trips can interact...

  

Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad

Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 29-30, 2011

  

Holland Museum

An AAM-accredited history and art museum with permanent exhibits on the settlement and culture of Holland, Michigan, and galleries that house the museum's...

  

Northwestern University Settlement House

The Winnetka Board of the Northwestern University Settlement House - Style Under the Stars Fashion Show

  

Trickster Gallery

Trickster Gallery is the only Native American owned and operated arts institution in Illinois and features contemporary art by Native people...

  

Evanston History Center

Explore hidden staircases and ring the bell for servants at the Charles Gates Dawes House, a National Landmark Home that includes all original furnishings....

  

Highland Park Historical Society

Historical center with research center, Victorian Italianate House built by Highland Park Building Company, American Gazebo Bandstand and plank log...

  

 





 
 
 
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