Many Chicago Museums Are Fully Reopening- Here's a Rundown


Now that Chicago has relaxed it's Covid restrictions, many museums have reopened as well! Here's the info on some of your favorite local attractions:

Chicago History Museum:

The Chicago History Museum is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. To maintain social distancing, some interactive elements and exhibitions are temporarily unavailable. 

The museum will continue to require all visitors over the age of 2 to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online to reduce in-person interaction.

For more information, visit here

Field Museum:

The Field Museum reopened on June 11. The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some exhibits will be temporarily closed and timed tickets will be used. They can be purchased online to help prevent overcrowding. Tickets can also be bought in person, but availability is not guaranteed.

Masks are optional for guests who are fully vaccinated. Visitors who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear masks. 

Illinois residents can enjoy the museum for free on July 12.

For more information, visit here

Museum of Science and Industry

The museum is now open at a limited capacity from Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All Museum guests, including members, must reserve timed entry tickets to enter. 

Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals and children under the age of 12. 

For more information, visit here.

Shedd Aquarium:

The Shedd Aquarium fully reopened on June 11. The aquarium is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, and on Wednesdays, they close late at 9 p.m. Masks are strongly recommended for guests who are not vaccinated over the age of 2, but individuals who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear one. The museum encourages guests to buy timed tickets online in advance.  

For more information, visit here

Definitely something to consider for this weekend!


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