OH! THE MUSEUMS OF CHICAGO IS A MUST SEE. BUT THERE ARE TOO MANY TO SEE ON THIS TOUR SO I'LL ONLY TELL YOU OF JUST A FEW. LET'S PARK THE CHEVY OVER HERE AND WE'LL OPEN THE TRUNK, SO... (LADIES THIS IS NO TIME TO WEAR THOSE PRETTY HIGH HEEL SHOES) EVERYONE CAN GET OUT THEIR WALKING SHOES.YOU WILL WANT TO BE COMFORTABLE FOR THE WALK.THERE ARE AT LEAST 3 THAT WE WILL WALK AROUND TO.
ADLER PLANETARIUM AND ASTRONOMY MUSEUM
In 1928, Max Adler, a senior officer and early stockholder in Sears, Roebuck and Company, decided to invest part of his fortune in a public facility that would benefit future generations of Chicagoans.
He learned of the mechanism that could dramatically replicate the night sky that was being demonstrated in Europe and was intrigued enough to personally investigate this instrument.
Accompanied by his wife and architect Ernest Grunsfeld, he went to Germany and was so impressed that he donated the funds to construct the first modern planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.
The Adler Planetarium was opened to the public on May 12, 1930.
Images of the Infinite
1:30 & 3:30 pm on weekdays
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays
Since its deployment from the space shuttle Discovery on April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has provided us with spectacular awe-inspiring images and has enriched our understanding of the Universe.
This sky show highlights the history and top science findings of the telescope, as well as taking you on an unforgettable tour through the Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, and to the limits of the visible Universe!
Javanese Mask collection, one of 80 displayed in the Field Museum
The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history."
In 1905, the Museum's name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History to honor the Museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field, and to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences.
In 1921 the Museum moved from its original location in Jackson Park to its present site on Chicago Park District property near downtown where it is part of a lakefront Museum Campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.
These three institutions are regarded as among the finest of their kind in the world and together attract more visits annually than any comparable site in Chicago.
THE SHEDD AQUARIUM MUSEUM
One of the most beautiful areas in the city of Chicago, the Museum Campus surrounds three of Chicago's finest museums - John G. Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. The Museum Campus is appropriately located on the shores of Monroe Harbor in Lake Michigan and is very close to the famous Buckingham Fountain.
Buckingham Memorial Fountain
Buckingham Fountain, was given to the city of Chicago in 1927. Kate Sturges Buckingham donated the fountain as a memorial to her brother, Clarence. Today, it still stands in the center of Grant Park and has become a major cultural landmark of Chicago.
One of the largest fountains in the world, Buckingham Fountain is made of Georgia pink marble and has 133 jets that spray 14,000 gallons of water per minute.
The water from the fountain can reach heights of up to 135 feet in the air. When the fountain was originally built, it cost over $300,000.
WELL I WISH THERE WAS MORE TIME TO SEE THE MANY MORE MUSEUMS THAT ARE IN CHICAGO.
THERE SEEMS TO BE A MUSEUM FOR EVERY CULTURE AND EVERYTHING TO BE EXPLORED OR WAS DISCOVERED SUCH AS;
Musum of Science & Industry; where the Omniman Theater is at
Terra Museum of American Art; impressionist work
Oriental Institute: museum of ancient near
Spertus Museum; the jewish art museum
The Childrens Museum
The Vietnam Veterans Museum
the Historical Museum of Chicago......
AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. WE TOO NEED TO GO ON, SO TAKE THE PURPLE CAR TO GO BACK AND THE RED CAR TO GO NEXT.