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Chicago Museums

Adler Planetarium Could Get Retired NASA Space Shuttle

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Paul Knappenberger, president of Adler Planetarium, has confirmed that the lakefront institution is one of 21 in the U.S. under consideration by NASA ...

Michael Darling New Chief Curator For The M.C.A.

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Madeleine Grynsztejn became director at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008, the then-40-year-old institution was in the throes of what ...

Chicago Museums Offering Free Days Throughout The Summer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking to expand your horizons, but don't want to spend much money? Several of the city's attractions offer admissions-free days and even weeks....

Chicago's Best Free Places: Top 10 Free Museums, Parks And Attractions In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every time we get a couple of nice days back to back, it's tempting to think that spring is finally springing. Of course, then it's 45 degrees and rai...

Sue The T. Rex Gets Cleaned For Anniversary Party At Field Museum (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been ten years since Sue -- the Field Museum's Tyrannosaurus rex--arrived at the Chicago museum. To celebrate the anniversary of the 67-million...

Mammoths And Mastadons: The Field Museum's New Exhibit Brings 42,000 Year Old Woolly Mammoth To Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Chicago, prepare to be smitten by the remarkably endearing Lyuba--the most well-preserved ...

Art Institute Increases Admission Price To $18

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave Newbart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Park District Board approved a 50 percent increase in the [Art Institute's] admission price -- from $12 to $18 -- at its meeting today. Un...

Mute Impressions at the Art Institute

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Throwing poorly labeled exhibits before Chicago audiences seems to be an epidemic among Windy City museums.

Notebaert Museum Slashing Staff

Crain's Chicago Business | Monée Fields-White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

(Crain's) -- The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has cut its staff by about 18% amid the faltering economy. The reductions, which were across the board...