Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 6 — Visit 9 Museums in Your Underpants
Apr16

Things To Do While Self-Isolating in Chicago: Part 6 — Visit 9 Museums in Your Underpants

It’s been a lot of years since the average Chicago family could afford to visit one of the big-name hometown museums.  With lunch, transportation, and parking, taking a family of four for an afternoon of culture can easily cost more than a car payment.    Since this is a quarantine, and not a vacation, we can’t Amtrak it down to Saint Louis, where world-class museums are free. So what’s an average...

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Adler Planetarium Expansion Could See Historic Building Sprout Wings
Dec04

Adler Planetarium Expansion Could See Historic Building Sprout Wings

People have been thinking about expanding the easternmost element of Chicago’s Museum Campus. A feasibility study is underway to see if an ambitious $211 million expansion and renovation of the Adler Planetarium is a good idea, according to a document anonymously beamed into our tip line. The Adler Planetarium (file) According to the document, with a star date of October of this year, Chicago’s favorite (and this...

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Chicago’s Proposed Museum Without Walls

More than a dozen museums across the country are trying to get their hands on a space shuttle.  When the fleet is retired this year, the superfluous spacecraft will become available for purchase by institutions.  One of those vying for a starbird is Chicago’s own Adler Planetarium (1300 South Lake Shore Drive). Yesterday, the Adler unveiled its pavilion for displaying a space shuttle, if it gets one.  Essentially, it’s a...

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