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Top Museums in Chicago

From the largest and most complete T-Rex to masterpieces and modern art, Chicago has it all. No wonder it’s called the "City of Broad Horizons," as top-notch museums aim to enlighten, educate and inspire. Whether it’s the vast collections at the Art Institute or learning more about planet earth and the solar system at America’s first planetarium it’s all in Chicago. Here are the most iconic museum stops to include on your itinerary.

Art Institute of Chicago

Just as the aerial view of the Chicago cityscape from Skydeck Chicago takes your breath away, so will the art of the Art Institute of Chicago. Within the walls of this grand museum are endless exhibits of both classic and contemporary artwork from around the world.

  • Included in CityPASS
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Museum of Science & Industry

Chicago is a big city. But even within the big city are big museums that are so fascinating and inviting, it could take days to explore each one from corner to corner. The Museum of Science & Industry is no different.

  • Included in CityPASS
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The Field Museum

The Field Museum encapsulates a variety of exhibits that bring the pages of history to life through works of art, sculptures, artifacts, and interactive activities.

  • Included in CityPASS
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Adler Planetarium

Everyone looks up at the stars at least once in a while. At the Adler Planetarium, you not only get to look at the stars, you get the chance to immerse yourself in the wonders of the cosmos.

  • Included in CityPASS
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Much like the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art is an architectural masterpiece containing some of the world’s most important creative gems.

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National Museum of Mexican Art

Chicago is a cultured city, through and through. If you saw the world in the stars at the Chicago Adler Planetarium, you’ll see a vibrant and beautiful new world in the National Museum of Mexican Art.

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If you're looking to visit the best Chicago museums, use Chicago CityPASS® tickets. You'll save nearly half off combined entrance fees to some of the top museums and tourist attractions in Chicago. Chicago CityPASS® tickets include admission to Shedd Aquarium and Skydeck Chicago, as well as three option tickets that give travelers a choice between The Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, 360 CHICAGO, and Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, and Shoreline Sightseeing Architecture River Tour.

If you think five attractions isn't right for you, check out Chicago C3® tickets, which give you admission to 3 of Chicago's top attractions. Choose from most of the attractions included in Chicago CityPASS® tickets, as well as the Centennial Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier.

Note: some special exhibits are not included and may require an extra fee.

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