Initially went here on a Spanish trip for my class and had so much fun with my classmates. I came back here again with my friends just for fun! Good student prices. The museum is filled with so many interesting pieces of artwork, it's nice to just walk around and try to understand what they all mean. The sculptures and oil paintings are my favorite exhibits.
Free family play area and thinking lounge off the Modern wing. Simple, quiet indoor space for all ages to relax after shopping or visiting the park. Kids can take part in free workshops, draw, build, read, create a unique journey map for a self-guided museum tour. Tweens and older may enjoy the lounge where you can leave questions for the museum or pick a conversation starter to engage with your group.
Hands down the best museum in the city. You could spend hours here, so I recommend setting a good amount of time aside to go here. If you come here on Thursday evenings, it's free for Illinois residents, but they only simply ask you for your zip code, no ID. Or, if you go to the self purchase kiosk, you just need to input an Illinois zip code and you are in for free.
Always a treat to explore the world and different cultures in one setting.