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Chicago museums, zoos, public spaces & special events attract and amaze visitors from around the world.

Find information on Chicago area museums & attractions including:  popular exhibits, free museum days, holiday lights and city festivals.

Illinois Holocaust Museum Hologram

Illinois Holocaust Museum – New Interactive 3D Holograms

The acclaimed Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie provides a powerful, tactile, interactive -- and ultimately hopeful -- hologram experience, as real-life...
Field Museum Free Admission

The Field Museum Free Admission Days 2018

During the Field Museum free admission days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency*. See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films...
Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago Brings the World’s Best Art to Navy Pier

Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, takes place each September at historic Navy Pier. Now in its seventh edition, this...
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Free Days

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Free Admission Days

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, free admission days for Illinois residents are on Tuesdays, year-round with proof of residency. The Museum of Contemporary...
Shedd Aquarium Free Admission Days

Shedd Aquarium Free Admission Days

Illinois residents enjoy FREE admission 52 days a year on the Shedd Aquarium free admission days. Experience unbelievable animals from around the world. FREE admission includes...
The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago – Free Admission Days

At the Art Institute of Chicago, free hours are offered to Illinois residents every Thursday. Proof of residence is required. Free Thursday Evenings: General admission is...
Wheel Wednesday at the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Wheel Wednesday: Free Rides on Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

On select Wednesdays throughout the year, enjoy a free ride on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Centennial Wheel. Navy Pier’s Wheel Wednesday series is an...
Zanies

Zanies – Chicago’s Original Comedy Club

  With national headliners, seven days a week, Zanies, Chicago's original home for stand up comedy, has been sharing laughs since 1978. When Zanies in Chicago first...
Chicago Auto Show - Cadillac Escala concept car

Chicago Auto Show – the Nation’s Largest Auto Show

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any...

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Chicago Artisan Market - Morgan Manufacturing

Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing

Discover Chicago's finest artisans at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing. This curated marketplace celebrates the ingenuity of independent, small businesses who channel...
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre

A beloved Chicago tradition, The Goodman Theatre ushers in the holiday season with its adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story A Christmas Carol. Purchase...
China Lights

China Lights – a Chinese Lantern Festival

Dragons, glowing pagodas and iridescent pinwheels are coming to Boerner Botanical Gardens. It's all part of China Lights, a Chinese Lantern Festival that has been...