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Chicago moved to Tier 1 mitigations on January 23, allowing museums to reopen at 25 percent capacity, with face-covering and social-distancing requirements. Each Chicago museum is developing its own timeline for reopening; find the latest details below.
Whether you're visiting the city for the first time or you're a local looking for something to do on your day off, Chicago museums are can't-miss destinations. You'll find world-class institutions throughout the city, including collections devoted to contemporary art, natural history and science that are among Chicago's best attractions. Head to Field Museum to see towering dinosaur skeletons, explore the contemporary masterpieces in the Art Institute's Modern Wing or gaze at a World War II-era submarine in the Museum of Science and Industry. And if you're short on cash, it might be worth scheduling your visit around an upcoming free museum day. Embrace your inner anthropologist, biologist or astronomer at the best Chicago museums.
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