10 Best Science Museums in Chicago, IL


If your kids love science and you live in Chicago, or if you’re heading there for your next family vacation, you’re in luck! Chicago has an amazing variety of top-notch science museums to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a Science Museum or a Children’s Museum offering hands-on interactive exhibits, a Natural History Museum where your kids can get their dinosaur “fix”, or a world-class Planetarium where your kids can dream of becoming astronauts while gazing at distant stars and planets, Chicago has it all.

If your kids love animals, you’ll enjoy the Shedd Aquarium, the most popular aquarium in the United States, with over 2 million annual visitors. And of course no visit to Chicago will be complete without a stroll through the sprawling (and free!) Zoo and Botanic Garden.

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