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Museums in the Chicago Suburbs
September 6, 2019

Living at ONE gives residents access to all the exciting, rich culture spread throughout the suburbs from delicious specialty food shops, to rejuvenating nature hikes, to something people might be surprised to find in your town-outside-the-city: unique and enriching museums. Here are a few of the best museums, found in the Chicago suburbs:

Kohl Children’s Museum – Glenview, IL

Looking for some family-friendly educational fun? The Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview offers 17 interactive and hands-on exhibits designed specifically for children. Their exhibits are created to educate, and to teach kids to love the process of learning. 

Kohl Children’s Museum is located at 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026. You can find more about planning your visit on their website.

The Halim Time & Glass Museum – Evanston, IL

Here is one museum that you never knew you needed, but definitely want to see. The Halim Time & Glass Museum is dedicated entirely to clocks and glassworks with a focus on stained glass. Their collection includes over 1,100 beautiful and historical timepieces alongside more than 30 stained glass windows with history and a story to tell.

The Halim Time & Glass Museum is located at 1560 Oak Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 . You can find more about planning your visit on their website

Bess Bower Dunn Museum – Libertyville, IL

Previously named the Lake County Discovery Museum, the newly titled Bess Bower Dunn Museum (Dunn Museum, for short) is the best of Chicago’s Field Museum in the convenience of the suburbs. 

The Bess Bower Dunn Museum is located at 1899 W Winchester Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048. You can find more about planning your visit on their website.  

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art – Evanston, IL

Want your fix of internationally-renowned art, but don’t want to go all the way into the city? Nestled in Evanston on the Northwestern University campus is the impressive Block Museum of Art. The museum commissions new works alongside a global exhibition program that will be sure to spark the imagination.

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is located at Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208. You can find out more about planning your visit on their website

Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels – Rosemont, IL

The Museum of Hummels shows off an impressive collection of an item that might not even have been on your radar. Hummel figurines are small, porcelain statues that people often collect in their household — and now they’re all collected in one place.

The Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels is located at 9513 W. Higgins

Rosemont, IL. 60018. You can find out more about planning your visit on their website.

 

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