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3 Unique Museums in Chicago

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Chicago’s diverse array of museums are a treasured part of the city’s cultural scene. As the city continues responsibly reopening, many museums are welcoming the public back with social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning, and limited capacities.

If you are planning to visit Chicago soon, I suggest the following museums.

International Museum of Surgical Science

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The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons, maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine.

The Mission of the Museum is to enrich people’s lives by enhancing their appreciation and understanding of the history, development, and advances in surgery and related subjects in health and medicine.

Adler Planetarium

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The Adler Planetarium connects people to the universe and each other.

The museum hosts more than half a million visitors each year and reaches millions more through youth STEAM programs, neighborhood skywatching events, online citizen science, and other outreach projects. With the Adler’s support, people of all ages gain the confidence to explore their universe together and return to their communities ready to think critically and creatively about any challenge that comes their way.

Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Found by Columbia College Chicago, the Loop-based gallery hosts around six shows each year, including groundbreaking new work made by artists around the globe as well as archival prints from the institution's archives.
By presenting projects and exhibitions that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies, the Museum strives to communicate the value and significance of photographic images as expressions of human thought, imagination and creativity.

It doesn't take long to see everything on display in this relatively small museum, which makes it a perfect place to experience a bit of culture during your lunch break.
After being closed for months, Chicago museums have instituted a variety of new safety guidelines to keep staff and visitors safe. So if you are thinking about it, just do it! And of course, share your experience with us.

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