Top Five Chicago Museums
The citizens of Chicago can be proud of the museums they live nearby. Travelers from all around the United States, as well as foreigners enjoy exhibits that are shown here, either they find some expensive or cheap Chicago hotels to stay in. Top 5 Chicago museums, according to attendance are listed below.
The Shedd Aquarium located in Museum Campus, just Northeast of Soldier Field is dedicated to ocean and waterways life. Amazon River exhibit, Wild Reef exhibit and Oceanarium are here to engage, entertain, inspire and inform visitors about wildlife habitats, their conservation and protection.
Museum of Science and Industry located in Hyde Park at Lake Shore has been dedicated since 1933 to educating and informing visitors about technology and science. Lot of interesting things can be seen, such as German WWII captured submarine and coal mine exhibit.
Located at Michigan Avenue, Museum of Contemporary Art shows works of art that has been created since 1945. This interactive cultural center allows visitors to experience the ideas, work and achievements of living artists and to better understand and feel the social, historical and cultural context of contemporary art.
National Museum of Mexican Art located at 1852 West 19th Street has the goal to stimulate and preserve appreciation and knowledge of Mexican culture. The current collection of Latino art includes approximately 6000 objects.
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum located in Museum Campus, east of Soldier Field is the oldest American planetarium. Founded in 1930, aside from 2 star-gazing theaters, hands-on exhibits and collections of antique instruments, Adler Planetarium also offers a breathtaking view of the skyline in the entire Chicago.
Even though above listed are the most visited museums, Chicago has even more to offer. Just to mention some: The Art Institute of Chicago, DuSable Museum of African American History, The Chicago History Museum, The Field Museum of Natural History.