The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the best art museums in the United States. Here you will find famous artists from all over the worl. The most famous paintings include the Water Lilies by Claude Monet, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper and American Gothic by Grant Wood. Other famous pictures by Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, Salvador Dali and many, many more. Don't miss the Art Institute, it is one of Chicago's greatest attractions.
The Natural History Museum of Chicago was founded in 1893 and has been dedicated since to research. If you want to face T-Rex or explore the cultures of the Pacific, the Field Museum is the place to be. The museum is located on the southern edge of Grant Park. Nearby are the Soldier Field foodball stadium of the Chicago Bears, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler-Planetarium. From here you have a great view on the Chicago skyline.
The Architecture Center is the focal point for architecture in Chicago. The CAC organizes city tours, boat trips and day trips to the Farnsworth House. The Chicago Architecture Center is located in the Illinois Center, a building designed by Mies van der Rohe. The CAC has an exhibit space with a great model of Chicago. Temporary exhibitions show new trends in architecture and urban planning. On the ground floor is the ticket counter and a shop. Here you can buy architectural guides and other books about Chicago.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is an art gallery that does not have a large collection of it's own. The MCA organizes temporary exhibitions on various topics. The museum is located close to the Magnificent Mile. If the waether is bad, you can spend a few hours at the museum. The current exhibitions are described on the website of the Museum of Contemporary Art (see link).
The Museum of Science and Industry is located at Jackson Park, very close to the University of Chicago. The Museum of Science and Industry is a technology museum suitable for children. Topics include chemistry, design, energy, health, history, physics, transportation and space. Many interactive exhibition elements make the visit an exciting journey of discovery. Under the large dome there is a theater, where films on different topics are shown.