Chicago boasts some of the most renowned museums in the world, so choosing which to go to may be a daunting task. Here is a list of some of Chicago’s most-visited museums to make your decision slightly simpler:
The Shedd Aquarium
The Shedd is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world, and features an oceanarium, wild reef exhibit and more than 25,000 fish. It was the most-visited aquarium in the U.S. in 2005 and 2007, and is continually one of the most popular attractions in Chicago.
More info: www.sheddaquarium.org/
The Field Museum of Natural History
Housing Sue, the most complete and best-preserved tyrannosaurus rex fossil in the world, The Field Museum’s large collection of dinosaur skeletons makes it one of Chicago’s highlights. It displays popular exhibits, such as The Ancient Americas, which shows 13,000 years of history in the Western Hemisphere, and Inside Ancient Egypt, which displays 23 human mummies.
More info: fieldmuseum.org/
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute’s extensive collection includes significant works from Indian art of the Americas to an acclaimed collection of modern art that displays nearly 1,000 works. The museum’s claim to fame begins with its comprehensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection, which includes more than 30 paintings by Claude Monet, significant works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van Gogh.
More info: www.artic.edu/aic/