Museums & Attractions

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.

Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Returning for its sixth year this November, the one of-a-kind winter experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will awe and delight visitors...
Winter WonderFest

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Now in its 18th year, Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Packed with indoor family fun, this delightful...
SOFA Chicago

SOFA CHICAGO – Contemporary Art and Design Festival

SOFA CHICAGO, the city's longest-running gallery-presented art fair, is back with cutting-edge creations to browse through and buy. Purchase discount tickets to this event. Start Date: Friday,...
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...

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Oak Brook Artisan Market at Oakbrook Center

Oak Brook Artisan Market – Sat-Sun, May 18-19, 2019

Join us for the Oak Brook Artisan Market at Oakbrook Center. This 2-day outdoor market showcases the Midwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home...
West Side Story

West Side Story: Bernstein & Sondheim’s Classic

One of the most beloved musicals ever, West Side Story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and...
Chicago Artisan Market - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing – 100+ Artisans

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...