The Ultimate Guide to Chicago Museums

Chicago is home to some of the greatest museums and cultural institutions in the world. Ready to start exploring? Whatever your interest, there’s a place on this list guaranteed to open your mind and engage your senses. The Big 10 Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 312-922-9410 Housing over 40 million artifacts, the museum […]

Better Makers: Museum of Science and Industry Black Creativity Gala Celebrates Innovative STEM Programming

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is a playground for the budding mind. MSI’s leading Black Creativity programming made its annual return to the museum in January, featuring the largest Juried Art Exhibition in Black Creativity history. MSI’s annual art gallery is the longest-running exhibition of African-American art in the country, dating back to […]

5 Things to Do: November 20-22

This weekend is all about holiday favorites, including The Museum of Science and Industry’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light, Christkindlmarket and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. You can also get some holiday shopping done at the Woman’s Club of Evanston’s Cornucopia. Plus, don’t miss Citadel Theatre’s latest production, “Oliver!” Christmas Around the […]

5 Things to Do: July 17-19

This is a big weekend for craft beer and wine fans, who will be able to sip some of their favorite beverages in both Glenview and Chicago. Let Loose on Lincoln will also feature a craft beer and wine tent in addition to food trucks, live music and deals through the Winnetka-Northfield Sidewalk Sale. You […]

Spring Break Staycation Go Guide

Staying around town this week? It’s no reason to sit home—there’s plenty to do in the city and ‘burbs over spring break. We’ve got five great itineraries you can mix and match depending on the weather: Day 1: Take an architectural tour. The Chicago Architectural Foundation offers amazing experiences by bus, by train and by […]

Animal Inside Out: What to Know Before You Go

The Museum of Science and Industry’s “Animal Inside Out” easily ranks in the Top 3 of Chicago’s must-see museum attractions this summer. And being that MSI is home to the exhibition’s U.S. premiere, it’s going to garner a lot of tourist attraction as well. And deservedly so—it’s a feast for the eyes and the mind. […]

Labor Day Weekend Go Guide

In town for the holiday weekend? There are a bunch of great ways to celebrate summer’s swan song in Chicago and the suburbs—from sports to song, fairs to fun runs. You’re certain to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy. And with an extra day, more time to do it. Here are our […]

5 Don’t Miss Museum Exhibits This Summer

School’s (almost!) out, summer’s on and the kids want to know what’s next. If you’re looking to entertain, here are 5 exhibits for sure-fire fun. The best part? They also can stave off that summer brain drain. *Note: Special exhibits usually require a separate ticket or admission fee. If you are a museum member, you […]

Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention at the MSI

“There’s fun to be done,” with a new exhibit that showcases the life and work of Theodor Seuss Geisel. And yes, Seuss was really his middle name. True to the high standards we’ve come to expect from Dr. Seuss and the Museum of Science and Industry, the interactive exhibit is both whimsical and informative, insightful […]