These Are The 5 Best Chicago Museums, Period.

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by Lonye Scott

If you’re visiting Chicago or live in Chicago with nothing to do on the weekends I’m here to help. Chicago has beautiful museums across the city, today I’ll introduce to you five of them. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll be interested in visiting at least one of them.

One of the most popular museums is the Art Institute Of Chicago. With the iconic lions on the front side of the building, this museum has a lot to offer. Inside you will find yourself looking at over 300,000 types of art from different cultures. It’s a beautiful place and in the basement of this museum is my favorite. There are tiny art roomed replicas, yes very TINY! Including mini tables and chairs that’s only about an inch width and height. 

Second, I would like to introduce to you the Museum of Science and Industry. This was one of my childhood favorites. This museum consisted of hundreds of wonderful scientific facts and a lot of hands-on visuals/activities to really get the full space effect. It includes artifacts from Apollo 8, coal mine replicas and World War II submarine! If you know anybody that wants to be an astronaut this would hands down be the best thing they could experience before being on the moon itself.

Next there’s the National Museum of Mexican Art. This amazing museum features Mexican, Latino, and Chicano art and culture. I remember going on a field trip to this museum and seeing alot of art I’ve never seen before. The artwork inside this museum had great use of color and I could feel the story behind each and every piece. The museum of Mexican Art holds a lot of value to Chicago considering being the only Latino museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Of course second to last would be the Shedd Aquarium. This is another really popular museum. Aside from the beautiful location of it being right beside the lake. Including over 32,000 different types of sea animals. Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium with a permanent saltwater fish collection. It’s always wonderful to see animals from all over the world together in one building. This aquarium is finding nemo in real life!

Finally I would like to introduce you all to my number one childhood favorite museum. The Children’s Museum of Chicago. If you have a kid, know a kid or are simply a kid at heart this Museum is the perfect place for you. It’s basically a huge playground, and who doesn’t love parks! It includes a huge zipline, super sized slides and ball pits. I went here a couple times growing up and I swore it felt like my birthday each time.

As we come to the end of this list, I hope you will at least consider visiting these wonderful museums. You’ll be amazed and educated on many new things by the end of the night. And who knows? Maybe you will see me there and thank me for making your Saturday special.

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