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  • Arts & Museums

    »Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

    Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology is dedicated to the history of anesthesiology and has a wonderful collection of anesthetic instruments on display. Laryngoscopes, anesthesia masks, alternative medicine and safety equipment make up most of the collection. An interesting exhibit is the Smee Portable Ether Inhaler that induces a distinct light-headedness. Apart from research scholars, the museum is a good place for tourists too, who can glean interesting snippets of information here.

    520 North Northwest Highway
    Chicago, IL 60068-2573

    »Kids on the Fly, Chicago Children's Museum at O'Hare

    Are you a parent traveling with children who wants to take a break from the hectic mess of airport travel? If so, head over to the departure level of Terminal 2, where you will find an assortment of interactive exhibits that will wear the little ones out in no time. There is an assortment of displays, including a two-story purple cargo airplane, complete with movable foam rubber cargo. Parents can rest on park benches.

    10000 Bessie Coleman Drive
    Chicago, IL 60666

    »Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels

    View the largest public display of M. I. Hummel figurines in the world, along with Anri and Goegel collectibles. After developing a love of these precious figurines on a trip to Europe with his son, Donald E. Stephens, the founder and mayor of Rosemont, collected and then donated them to the Village of Rosemont. A gift shop is on-site.

    5555 North River Road
    Rosemont, Illinois 60018

    »McDonald's USA First Store Museum

    McDonald's USA First Store Museum is an image of the early McDonald's Restaurant in Des Plaines. The Museum has retained features of its original structure while undergoing renovations. The original kitchen along with cooking and serving equipment complete with mannequins of the serving staff, give you an idea about the first McDonald's Restaurant. Though the visitors can view the store closely, entry inside is not permitted.

    400 North Lee Street
    Des Plaines, IL 60016

    »Paper Crown Gallery

    Talented duo Jay Turner and Dennis Quijano have taken their designing instincts and artistic streak back to the suburbs where their roots lie. Their Paper Crown Gallery is a culmination of their passions and entrepreneurial spirit. It has formed a network of local up-and-coming artists that showcase their work making fine art more accessible and affordable. It organizes numerous art classes, photography sessions and graphic designing workshops. Don't miss their BYOB Art and Spirits event, which is a fun night of creativity and fine wine.

    1518 East Algonquin Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    »Noble-Seymour-Crippen House

    The Noble-Seymour Crippen House is one of the oldest mansions in Chicago, that features a touch of Italianate style. In the 20th Century, this house accommodated a series of notable owners. It was later sold out to the Norwood Park Historical Society and serves as a museum and community center.

    5624 North Newark Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60631

    »Kohl Children's Museum

    Amuse the kids with educational fun. A plethora of interactive and energy-consuming exhibits, including a home that can be reconstructed and rearranged and supermarkets and subway cars will delight their imaginations. The Great Kohl Sailing Ship is a stage for imaginary play. They can use nets to catch schools of colorful fake fish or test parents' eardrums by ringing the ship's bell. The Grandma's Attic exhibit is stocked with tons of old clothes. Children can dress up in gowns, suits and shoes to act out imaginary scenes from their parents' and grandparents' lives. Old-fashioned radio is piped in throughout their stay.

    2100 Patriot Boulevard
    Glenview, IL 60026

    »Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Run by the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center was established with the aim not only of honoring those whose lives were lost, but also spreading the message of peace and harmony worldwide. The Karkomi Permanent Exhibition gives visitors a glimpse of life in pre-war Europe as well as a sneak peek into concentration camps and ghettos, and life in post-war Skokie is highlighted, too. Issues like human and civil rights are addressed through film screenings, lectures and more.

    9603 Woods Drive
    Skokie, IL 60077

    »Neri-Dobrick Gallery

    Neri-Dobrick Gallery focuses on French, Italian and Belgian furniture, ceramics, lighting, carpets and art from the 1920s through the 1960s. Proprietors Heidi Neri and Howard Dobrick travel Europe in search of wares for the gallery. The owners' implicit goal is to broaden the scope of what most people think of when they consider the Modernist period. Work represented includes pieces by Leleu, Poillerat, Buthaud, Cazaux, Venini, Barovier and a multitude of anonymous artists.

    4946 West Irving Park Road
    Chicago, IL 60641

    »Arlington Heights Historical Museum

    The past is, ironically, an essential part of a community’s present and future. It tells us how a particular community has sustained itself against trying times, and how it has flourished in times of prosperity. Thus, it is important to preserve this history, and the Arlington Heights Historical Society has done just that at the community’s Historical Museum. Comprising five buildings – Muller House, Log Cabin, Coach House, Banta House, and the Soda Pop Factory Building – this museum holds artifacts and documents detailing the past of Arlington Heights. Tours are available at specific timings, so do see the website to plan your visit.

    110 West Fremont Street
    Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    »Wonder Works a Children's Museum in Oak Park

    Provides a hands-on evironment to strengthen the social, emotional & intellectual development of children up to age 10. The museum include exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room.

    6445 West North Avenue
    Oak Park, Illinois 60302

    »Wonder Works

    The Wonder Works is a museum solely dedicated to kids, from tiny tots to eight year old kids all have a great time here. Apart from the in-house facilities, it also features an outdoor garden where there is a farmer's market set up. For details, check website.

    6445 West North Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60302
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