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Special Interest Museums in Chicago

The International Museum of Surgical Science

Chicago also offers museums that cater to visitors with specific interests. The International Museum of Surgical Science, explores more than 4,000 years of the world’s surgical history through artifacts, sculptures and paintings.

Address: 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60610

The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum

The McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum opened in April 2006. The museum was created and funded by the McCormick Tribune Foundation to commemorate its 50th anniversary and to provide an inspiring public service for America’s youngest citizens. The museum is a living manifestation of the foundation’s commitment to investing in our children, communities and county. It honors the three passions of the foundation’s benefactor, Col. Robert McCormick—defending the First Amendment, civic engagement and the City of Chicago.

Address: 205 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60601

The Museum of Broadcast and Communications

The Museum of Broadcast Communications is one of only three broadcast museums in America and home to the nation’s only Radio Hall of Fame. The MBC opened to the public in 1987 in Chicago's South Loop. From 1992 until 2003, the MBC was located in the Chicago Cultural Center.

Address: 676 North LaSalle St., Suite 424, Chicago, IL 60654

Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences

The 150-year old Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences is the only museum that specializes in the ecology and natural history of the Midwest, from the Great Lakes to the prairies, and from rural to urban areas. The museum offers several permanent and visiting exhibits that examine the relationship between people and nature and the impact humans have on their environment, as well as summer camps and family-friendly overnight programs.

Address: 2430 N. Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park, just north of the Lincoln Park Zoo

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Chicago's  Museum of Broadcast Communications
Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications



GPS Coordinates

1 -- Museum of Broadcast and Communications
Decimal Lat: 41.882952 / Lon: -87.632566

2 -- Museum of Surgical Science
Decimal Lat: 41.9099861 / Lon: -87.6261497

3 -- McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum
Decimal Lat: 41.8859329 / Lon: -87.6243370

4 -- Notebaert Nature Museum
Decimal Lat: 41.926211 / Lon: -87.6340669


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