Here are some of my favorite links to various local points of interest including museums, sports, music venues and many other fun things to do in Chicagoland - Enjoy!

MUSIC

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

http://www.cso.org/

 

Lyric Opera

http://www.lyricopera.org/home.asp

 

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

http://www.northwestern.edu/pick-staiger/index.html

 

Ravinia Festival

http://www.ravinia.org/

 

Centerstage Chicago Online Event Listings

http://www.centerstage.net/index.html

 

MetroMix Chicago Area Entertainment and Events

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/music/

 

MUSEUMS

Art

Art Institute of ChicagoChicago
The museum houses more than 300,000 works of art within its 10 curatorial departments.

 

Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago
One of America's largest art museum sites.

 

Astronomy

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy MuseumChicago
Visit the three floors of hands-on and historical exhibits, and catch one of the spectacular sky shows.

 

Hancock Observatory, TheChicago
See the city like you never have before. Oh, and check out stars and planets too.

 

Children’s

Chicago Children's Museum – Navy Pier Chicago
Thirteen permanent interactive exhibits, addressing the arts, science and humanities, along with accompanying programs, provide innovative educational experiences for children up through the fifth grade.

 

DuPage Children's Museum Naperville
Contains information about the museum and its programs, and features Aunty Math.

 

Kohl Children's Museum - Wilmette
Children ages 1-8 can touch and explore each and every one of our eight exhibits in addition to participating in planned daily activities.

 

History

Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design – Chicago
Featuring Landmark Chicago, a permanent exhibition celebrating
Chicago's position as the world capital of historical and contemporary landmarks of modern architecture.

 

Chicago Historical SocietyChicago
Learn about the great
Chicago fire and other historical events from the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois.

 

DuPage Historical MuseumWheaton
Three floors of exhibits tell the fascinating stories of
DuPage County's rich history from the breaking of prairie sod in the 1830s to the rapid development of the 1990s.

 

Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicago
Founded in 1893, the
Field Museum is one of the world's great natural history museums - with a world-renowned scientific staff and collections of more than 20 million specimens and cultural objects.

 

Illinois Railway MuseumUnion
Demonstrating the vital role railroads have played in the growth of the
Chicago area as well as the United States.

 

Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicago
One of only two broadcast museums in
America, the MBC examines popular culture and contemporary American history through the sights and sounds of television and radio.

 

Nature

Chicago Botanic Garden – Glencoe
385-acre public garden owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society.

 

Morton Arboretum Lisle
Museum
of woody plants started by Joy Morton in 1922.

 

People

Earnest Hemingway MuseumOak Park
Explore displays featuring rare photographs of Hemingway, his childhood diary, letters, early writings and other memorabilia.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & StudioOak Park
Take a tour of where Frank Lloyd Wright started and learn about his works and ideas.

 

Science

Chicago Academy of Sciences - Nature MuseumChicago
A fun place where children, families, school groups, and adults can explore nature and science.

 

Museum of Science and IndustryChicago
The largest science museum in a single building in the
Western Hemisphere with over 800 exhibits and over 2,000 interactive units located in over 350,000 square feet of exhibit space.

 

SciTechAurora
Hands-on science and technology center.

 

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

Venues

Comiskey Park     

Soldier Field         

United Center       

Wrigley Field       

Allstate Arena

Teams

Chicago Cubs Official Site

http://cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=chc

Chicago Bears Official Site

http://www.chicagobears.com/

Chicago Bulls Official Site

http://www.nba.com/bulls/

Chicago White Sox Official Site

http://whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=cws

Chicago Blackhawks

http://www.chicagoblackhawks.com/

Chicago Fire

Chicago Rush

Chicago Wolves

Kane County Cougars

 

NEWSPAPERS

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Tribune

Daily Herald

Life Newspapers

Pioneer Press

 

STATE OF ILLINOIS TOURISM

Illinois Bureau of Tourism

Illinois State Parks

National Park Service Illinois