Tag Archives: Museum Trek

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, [...]

Things To Do This Weekend: October 28 – 30, 2011

From Chicago International Children’s Film Festival screenings to Chicago Artists Month gallery events to Halloween fun all over the city, there are tons of things to do this weekend!  Get a head start on your weekend plans with these highlights! Don’t miss great art, dance, music and film happenings throughout the city this weekend! Catch [...]

7 Things to Do in…Pilsen!

From a museum dedicated to Mexican Fine Art, to 30+ artist galleries, and colorful murals around every turn; to food options ranging from authentic tacquerias to upscale brunch and hipster cafes and bars, there’s so much to do in Pilsen! – See Mexican art at the country’s largest Latino Cultural Center: The National Museum of Mexican [...]

5 Things to Do…at the Museum of Science and Industry!

Located within Chicago’s beautiful Jackson Park, and adjacent to Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Whether you’re a first time visitor looking for a list of “must sees,” or a local looking for hidden gems within the Museum’s popular exhibits, like [...]

5 Things to Do…in Jackson Park!

From a Japanese garden to lakeside golf, there’s so much to do in Jackson Park and the Museum of Science and Industry! Become a scientist at any age: At the Museum of Science and Industry (a.k.a. MSI) (57th St & Lake Shore Drive) everyone from kids to adults will love exploring exhibits new and old. [...]

5 Things to Do in…Greektown!

From authentic Greek food to a journey through the history of Chicago’s Greek community, there’s so much to do in Greektown! – Savor a taste of Greece: Start your Greektown adventure with a delicious cup of coffee or tea at Artopolis (306 S. Halsted St.). This bustling café/bakery/shop has three kitchens to keep food flying [...]

5 Things to Do in…the Museum Campus!

From giant walking lizards to gracefully diving dolphins, there’s so much to do in the Museum Campus! Stare up at Sue: When you enter the Field Museum of Natural History you’ll be met with the menacing (though now harmless) teeth of “Sue” the world’s largest, most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Sue’s a [...]

5 Things to Do in…Lincoln Park!

From a journey through Chicago’s history to a walk on the wild side, there’s so much to do in Lincoln Park! Get in touch with Chicago’s past: Whether you’re visiting, new to town, or have lived here all your life, the Chicago History Museum is a great place to learn about the city.  Their ever-changing [...]

A Hyde Park Afternoon: 7 Picks from the Oriental Institute

Historic Hyde Park is a treasure trove of cultural and educational riches. This Urban Excursion was written by staff at the Oriental Institute: Discover a40-ton sculpture from Assyria, a 17-foot tall statue of King Tut and so much more at this free admission museum, which has plenty of hands-on activities for families! Walk along the Midway: The Midway [...]