While many Chicago museums remain closed, some have started reopening to the public with limited capacities and mandatory use of face masks by guests and staff. In most cases, timed reservations are required for admission—visit each institution's website for more 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 stand inside a simulated tornado at 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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