While some Chicago museums remain closed, others have reopened to the public at 25 percent capacity or less and with mandatory use of face masks by guests and staff. In most cases, timed reservations are required for admission—visit each institution's website for additional information.
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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