MUSEUM 24 WHERETRAVELER CHICAGO D E C E MBER 2 0 1 9 ® “Planet Explorers” offers hands-on learning for budding astronomers. Open daily. 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312.922. STAR( 7827). Bus: 146 to museum. www.adlerplanetarium.org ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO This world-class museum boasts one of the nation’s largest permanent collections of Impressionist paintings, and an extensive display of Asian and 20th- and 21st-century art. Open daily. 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312.443.3600. El: Loop to Adams. www.artic.edu CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE CENTER The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) celebrates Chicago’s magnificent architecture, offering 85-plus docent-led tours, including Chicago’s most popular river cruise and many downtown walking tours. Open daily. 111 E. Wacker Drive, 312.922.3432. www. architecture.org CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM Explore Chicago’s past and present with exhibits like the intricately restored “L car no. 1” and permanent exhibit “Lincoln’s Chicago,” highlighting the life, presidency and death of our 16th president. Open daily. 1601 N. Clark St., 312.642.4600. El: Brown, Purple to Sedgwick www.chicagohistory.org CHICAGO SPORTS This interactive museum commemorates the world of sports using simulated experiences, relics and stats. Entry is free with a minimum purchase at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch, its dining sibling next door. General admission $10; seniors $6; kids under 3 free. M-Th 11:30 am-8:30 pm, Fr 11:30 am-9 pm, Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm. 835 N. Michigan Ave., Seventh Floor, 312.202.0500. www.chicagosportsmuseum. com FIELD MUSEUM This museum focuses on science, environment and culture, and is famously home to Sue, the restored and mounted skeleton of the largest and most com-
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