Archive for 'Museum Treks'

175 Days to Love Chicago: Fish Liberation Ceremony & Bridgehouse Museum Opening

Release a baby bluegill into our vital waterway as you watch the Chicago River meander by from the Riverwalk at the Fish Liberation Ceremony & Bridgehouse Museum Opening, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Friday, May 11.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Field Museum’s 91st Anniversary

Happy Birthday Field Museum! Join us in celebrating their 91st Anniversary, our 175 Days to Love Chicago pick for Wednesday, May 2.

3, 2, 1…Blast Off on a Family Adventure at Adler Planetarium

Chicago’s Adler Planetarium has a wealth of hands-on activities and experiences for families with younger children. Crawl, climb, try on a spacesuit backpack, drive a rocket, or peer at NASA artifacts through a magnifying glass. Read on to discover some of the Planetarium’s activities and shows that are especially geared to kids 3 and up.

175 Days to Love Chicago: Mythbusters at the MSI

Take a behind the scenes look at the Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated show Mythbusters when Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibit comes to the Museum of Science and Industry, opening March 15!

The Secrets of Mummies, “Unwrapped” by Technology

Mummy in a Storage Box, Photo by Ron Testa, Courtesy The Field Museum. We talked to Field Museum staff to learn more about how the museum’s scientists used digital technology to virtually “unwrap” more than 20 mummies from Egypt and Peru, and about the unexpected discoveries they made. See the new exhibition Opening the Vaults: Mummies, [...]

Museum Free Days: January 16 – 22

From viewing the Art Institute of Chicago’s collections, to visiting animals at Shedd Aquarium, there are a lot of fun things to do at Chicago museums. Here are the museum free days for Monday, January 16 – Sunday, January 22.

This Week’s Museum Free Days

From visiting Sue the T. Rex at the Field Museum, to exploring outer space at the Adler Planetarium, there are a lot of fun things to do at Chicago museums. Here are the museum free days for Wednesday, January 11 through Friday, January 13.

Q&A with Lise Watson on Sharks at the Shedd

What’s it like to work with sharks? We asked Lise Watson, Collections Manager of Wild Reef at Shedd Aquarium to answer that question. Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is among the world’s largest indoor aquariums, housing more than 32,600 aquatic animals representing more than 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the world.

Experience Ancient Greece and More at the National Hellenic Museum

Follow the journey of the Greek hero Odysseus (watch out for that Cyclops!), climb into a 12-foot tall Trojan horse, weave a tapestry, and try on clothing that Ancient Greeks might have worn at Gods, Myths and Mortals, a family-friendly exhibit at the newly reopened National Hellenic Museum in Greektown. The exhibit, says Toula Georgakopoulos, the National Hellenic Museum’s [...]

A Tree’s Eye View of The Museum of Science and Industry’s Holiday Exhibits

We were delighted to get a tree’s eye view of the Museum of Science and Industry’s popular annual Christmas around the World and Holiday of Lights exhibits. The museum’s 45-foot Grand Tree explains who’s Who and what’s what at the museum, where you can also see There’s Fun to be Done! Dr. Seuss and the Art [...]