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Chicago Cultural Attractions and Museums

Chicago’s cultural attractions not only draw tourists visiting Chicago but, they’re also a huge draw for locals.  There are a plethora of choices and a wide variety of exhibits from art, science and history. There is truly something for everyone with Chicago cultural attractions. Listed below is a quick guide for some current and future Chicago cultural exhibits at various museums.

Art Institute: Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness Jan. 24, 2014 – May 18, 2014.  Christopher Williams is a contemporary photographer focusing on intellectual and thoughtful photography. His current exhibit is massive, expanding 3 floors of the Chicago Art Institute. This thought provoking artist shows work starting back from his days in California going back to the 80’s through time spent in Vietnam and so much more. The Chicago Art Institute is open daily from 10:30am – 5:00pm and 8:00pm on Thursdays. The Art Institute is located at 111 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.

Field Museum: The Field Museum currently has two exciting exhibits, Open the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair and Before Dinosaurs: Tracking the Reptiles of Pangaea. A new, highly anticipated exhibit, The Machine Inside: Biomechanics starts Wed. March 12, 2104 – Sun Jan 4, 2015. This exhibit questions how creatures over time have been able to fly, soar and leap extreme distances and duration of time.  The Field Museum is open daily 9am – 5pm and located at 1400 S. Lakeshore Drive.

The Museum of Science and Industry: Since October of 2013, a family favorite at the Museum of Science and Industry has been The Treasures of Walt Disney Archives exhibit. If you haven’t seen it yet, you have until May 4th of 2014.  The exhibit has approximately 300 artifacts from the early days such as props, models, and costumes all the way through the years to more current memorabilia from great movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean.   The Museum of Science and Industry is open daily from 9:30am – 4pm at 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive.