Top Museums in Chicago to Visit During Your Trip

Chicago’s diverse and unique museums are one of the main reasons tourists visit The Windy City. How can you skip a chance to see any of these institutions when they quite literally have a Museum Campus in the middle of the city?

无论您是艺术,历史,建筑爱好者还是对科学和野生动物感兴趣,您都可以在我们的名单上找到一个教育和娱乐博物馆。

If you’re planning a vacation to Chicago, our local experts put together a list of the top Chicago museums to consider adding to your itinerary.

Our ultimate museum guide includes…

  • 芝加哥艺术博物馆
  • 菲尔德自然历史博物馆
  • 科学与工业博物馆
  • 芝加哥历史博物馆
  • 芝加哥当代艺术博物馆
  • 和更多

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The Art Institute of Chicago

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This world-renowned art museum is a must-see for any visit to Chicago. Consistently ranked as the best museum in the United States, The Art Institute of Chicago is home to some of the most sought-out art in the world.

Browse through impressive collections ranging from modern photography to medieval armor and ancient artifacts. The museum also hosts several vibrant and continually changing exhibitions in addition to their permanent collections.

See James Webb: Prayer, a celebration by the South African artist of spiritual affinity in Chicago, or Rosalind Nashashibi: Vivian’s Garden that depicts the relationship between mother and daughter.

你可以看到一些最着名的艺术作品包括乔治亚奥基夫的“黑十字,新墨西哥”,夏加尔“美国窗户”彩色玻璃窗,马蒂斯的“河边沐浴者”,乔治·瑟拉的“周日下午La Grande Jatte岛,“爱德华霍珀的夜鹰队”等等。

Be sure not to leave before stopping in the Thorne Miniature Rooms, 68 European rooms recreated on a one-inch-to-one-foot scale!

Insider tip: download the museum’s Mobile App to plan your visit and learn more about the art you see.

Getting in: The Art Institute of Chicago Museum tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

菲尔德自然历史博物馆

在这个着名的科学和人类学博物馆中回到过去,回到世界各地。认识世界上最大和最着名的T-Rex骨架苏,并探索更多35其他举世闻名的展品。

Walk through Underground Adventure, where everything is 100 times its normal size, or discover 23 Egyptian mummies at the Inside Ancient Egypt exhibit. You can even explore 10,000 years of Chinese history and culture all in one place.

It’s the perfect place for adults and kids alike, as it combines story telling with fun and interactive exhibits. Examine DNA in the DNA Discovery Center, partake in DIY projects, and explore the culture and artifacts of civilizations all over the world.

At the Field Museum, you’ll learn to understand and appreciate the diversity of the world in which we live.

Getting in: The Field Museum tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

科学与工业博物馆

Recently named one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere and the only remaining building from the famous 1893 World’s Fair.

Visitors will enjoy the interactive, hands-on exhibitions and will be able to explore over 35,000 artifacts that call the 14 acre museum home. You can see a real WWII German submarine, control a 40-foot tornado, descend into an Illinois coal mine, and more.

Some of the can’t-miss exhibitions at the museum include Science Storms, which gives you the chance to explore the science behind some of nature’s most powerful phenomena; YOU! The Experience, which showcases what it means to live a healthy life; and the U-505 Submarine, the only place you can step inside the only German U-boat in the United States.

Getting in: Museum of Science and Industry tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

芝加哥历史博物馆

Chicago-History-Museum-1如果您对芝加哥的过去,现在或未来感到好奇,芝加哥历史博物馆是您不容错过的景点。

The museum’s goal is to illuminate the past in order to help us understand the present and shape the future. The building houses 22 million artifacts and documents pertaining to Chicago and U.S. history. Collections include architecture, costumes, archives and manuscripts, decorative and industrial arts, and prints and photographs.

See how the Great Chicago Fire changed the city forever, explore themed galleries that tell the story of Chicagoans in Chicago: Crossroads of America, and take the kids over to Sensing Chicago, where they can make themselves into a giant Chicago-style hotdog or become part of a Chicago postcard.

Several hands-on galleries make the museum a great place for history buffs and kids alike. Create, construct, and test your own Chicago-style bridge or act out the city’s history on the museum’s front steps.

Getting in: Chicago History Museum tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

芝加哥当代艺术博物馆

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is proudly one of the nation’s largest facilities dedicated to current art. It’s the residence of an expansive collection of contemporary artwork in painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.

You’ll see lots of works of art by living artists and get insight into the creative process, learning more about new trends in artistic expression across all forms of media. The museum features innovative exhibits, a 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a fabulous view of Lake Michigan.

Explore showcases like Enrico David: Gradations of Slow, which explores the Italian artist’s collection of pieces that revolve around the human figure as a fragile, vulnerable vessel. Or try to the colorful display of paintings by Federico Herrero in Atrium Project.

Getting in: Museum of Contemporary Art tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

弗兰克·劳埃德·莱特宅邸及工作室参观之旅

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Take a tour of the private residence and studio that once belonged to the world-famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

他的家是赖特的建筑实验的结果,其标志性的设计理念成为他的建筑哲学。你会看到他的家,以及它所在的复合体,由它组成29他自己的建筑物中,弗兰克劳埃德赖特最集中的建筑物在世界上。

This is a must-see attraction for any architecture enthusiast. It’s a chance to see the personal and professional spaces in which this architectural genius worked and lived.

Getting in: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

罗比之屋

罗宾别墅 - 芝加哥博物馆

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his client Frederick C. Robie, the Robie House is considered one of the most important buildings in the history of American architecture.

Designed in Wright’s Oak Park studio in 1908 and completed in 1910, the building is both a masterpiece of the prairie style and renowned as a forerunner of modernism in architecture – a must-see for any architecture buffs.

Tours of the site offer both a first-hand experience of its amazingly contemporary spaces and the current restoration work that is returning the house to its original appearance. It is also the perfect complement to your visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.

Getting in: Robie House tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

Chicago Children’s Museum

Chicago Children's Museum exterior in May 2016

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Located right at Navy Pier, the Chicago Children’s Museum is geared towards kids’ education enrichment.

Kids can build a skyscraper, climb a tree house, fish in a river, create art, and more. They’ll enjoy the chance to explore a realistic firehouse in Play it Safe!, they can dig about for fossils in Dinosaur Exposition, and they can even use real lab materials to tinker with technology at the Tinkering Lab.

There’s always something go on at the Children’s Museum, check the calendar online to plan your visit around any special events.

Getting in: Chicago’s Children Museum tickets are included on Go Chicago Card.

阿德勒天文馆

Explore the universe at Adler Planetarium, located right in Museum Campus, and learn about all things space. You’ll travel 91-billion light years across the universe, all from the safety of Chicago’s premier planetarium.

Adler Planetarium is the perfect place to take the kids if you’re looking for something educational that will still be loads of fun for them. Each exhibit is interactive, allowing kids and adults alike to explore the mysteries of the universe.

Something big is out there; join the search for a new ninth planet in Planet Nine. Crawl, climb and fly through Planet Explorers, a modern-day space adventure for kids and families. Take a fast-paced tour of your cosmic backyard in Destination Solar System. You can even look inside the historic Gemini 12 spacecraft and experience the Apollo missions through the eyes of Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr. and his family in Mission Moon.

In addition to a never-ending list of awesome exhibits to check out, you can also catch a showing at the Atwood Sphere Experience. Choose from a myriad of planetarium shows that will have you feeling you’re actually traveling through space and time.

Getting in: Adler Planetarium tickets are included on the Go Chicago Card All-Inclusive Pass.

美国作家博物馆

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the American Writers Museum is home to interactive exhibits and programs that put all genres of writing on display. Recently named one of the 10 Best New Museums in the World by Fodor’s, it’s a must-see for any literature lover.

From typewriters to touchscreens, the museum offers something for visitors of all ages. The American Writers Museum strives to educate the public about writers of the past and present through interactive and captivating displays and exhibits.

The museum offers six permanent exhibits, like A Nation of Writers, where you can explore over 100 authors’ pieces, and The Mind of a Writer, where you can try to get inside the mind and emotions of the world’s most notorious writers.

Getting in: The American Writers Museum tickets are included on Go Chicago Card.

Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Driehaus博物馆的雕塑画廊

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在Driehaus博物馆了解芝加哥的“镀金时代”,该博物馆位于修复过的, 1883富有的芝加哥银行家塞缪尔梅奥尼克森的富丽堂皇的家。

您将了解新艺术运动时代流行的设计,建筑和装饰风格。这个博物馆也是Louis Comfort Tiffany最大的作品集之一。

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Chicago Cultural Center

Photo by City of Chicago

A national landmark itself, the Chicago Cultural Center offers a wealth of historical and cultural information about Chicago with more than 2,000 exhibitions, concerts, and performances, featuring performance, visual, and literary arts.

从历史到现代,芝加哥文化中心专注于展示未有代表艺术家的艺术作品,重点是来自芝加哥的艺术家。

The building itself was built to showcase Chicago’s status as a thriving metropolis in 1897. It was designed by some of the world’s leading architects and houses the world’s largest Tiffany stained glass dome.

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芝加哥东方学院

UC Oriental Institute Persian section 08

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Run by the University of Chicago, the Chicago Oriental Institute explores the history, art, and archaeology of the Near East.

您将看到永久性的展品,其中展示了来自古埃及,努比亚,波斯,美索不达米亚,叙利亚,安纳托利亚和Megiddo古遗址的挖掘物中的物品。除了永久性展品外,芝加哥东方学院还举办轮换教育展览。

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Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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参加芝加哥联邦储备银行货币博物馆的免费日常导览游,了解联邦储备系统和芝加哥联储的作用。

进入: 除国家银行假日外,金钱博物馆门票每天免费提供给公众。

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