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1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

The Grainger Sky Theatre is fabulous, and exhibits include the kid-friendly “Planet Explorers” and much more! Check out the Adler’s 3-D movies as well.

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220 South Cottage Hill Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126, United States

The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art presents the beauty of stone in the form of art objects, mineral specimens, gems and gem materials. People of all ages can be inspired by this unique blending of art and science, the result of over fifty years of collecting by the Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr. family.

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361 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177, United States

The museum operates a variety of antique trolleys, many from long-vanished tracks that once connected Carpentersville, Elgin, Aurora and Yorkville.

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9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077, United States

Exhibits in this $45 million, 65,000 sq. ft. space include artifacts from Simon Wiesenthal, an original volume of the Nuremberg trial transcripts, a German railcar, art from concentration camps and a collection of letters, postcards and other documents.

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1899 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048, United States

Hands-on interactive exhibits introduce the history of Lake County in a fun learning environment. The museum also displays the nation’s largest permanent exhibition on the history and significance of postcards. A local artist gallery displays art from Chicagoland artists.

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2000 5th Ave, River Grove, IL 60171, United States

Explore the wonders of the universe and the latest discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and earth science at the Cernan Earth and Space Center, a unique space-age facility that combines education and entertainment for people of all ages.

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South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187, United States

Cantigny Park is home to the First Division Museum (voted Best Museum in the Daily Herald 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards), the Robert R. McCormick Museum and more than 30 acres of formal gardens, picnic grounds and nature trails.

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7000 Olson Rd, Union, IL 60180, United States

Relive the glory days of the railroad at this museum, which hosts one of the largest collections of railway equipment in the country. Over 400 pieces of equipment—including electric, steam and diesel engines and cars—are preserved, restored and operated here.

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9511 East Higgins Road, Rosemont, IL 60018, United States

This museum houses the world’s largest collection of M.I. Hummels figurines and includes ANRI woodcarvings.

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3800 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523, United States

Graue Mill is the only operating waterwheel gristmill in Illinois, and one of only three authenticated Underground Railroad sites in the state. Come for milling, spinning, weaving and living history presentations, and view artifacts that illustrate the way local residents lived between 1850-1890

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180 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601, USA

Celebrating American writers, their works, and influence on the history of the United States with innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art exhibitions, events, and compelling programming.

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18 W Benton St, Aurora, IL 60506, United States

Aurora’s interactive science and technology center offers over 200 hands-on exhibits demonstrating the principles of electricity, weather, astronomy, and nuclear energy.

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120 E Park Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126, United States

Ongoing exhibits tell the history of the city of Elmhurst as well as the Glos Mansion.

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1566 Oak Avenue, Evanston, IL, USA
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Unique museum of time and glass collections. Over 1,100 time pieces on display ranging from pocket watches to tall case clocks. The stained glass collection includes over 30 historic and valuable windows from around the world.

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2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

This Lincoln Park museum features many activities, including animal feedings, science workshops and butterfly releases, and features a permanent butterfly exhibit with 75 different species from around the world. Come for the fun! Thursdays are “suggested donation” days. Check the daily schedule for walks, family programs and more every single day.

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2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026, United States

Here’s a place for your kids (up to age 8) to play in a safe and educational yet inspiring environment. They can enjoy water play, musical instruments, an outdoor habitat, a grocery store, an animal hospital, a car care room and other fun areas.

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3001 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201, United States

The Mitchell Museum offers thousands of individual objects dedicated to the native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America.

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