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Virtual Tours

Illinois Holocaust Museum—Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Exhibition highlights include:

  • A robe and jabot from RBG’s Supreme Court wardrobe
  • Home videos of RBG with her husband, Martin “Marty” Ginsburg, on their honeymoon and in the early years of their marriage
  • The official portraits of RBG and Sandra Day O’Connor, the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery
  • 3D re-imaginations of key places in RBG’s life, including:
    • Her childhood Brooklyn apartment, where visitors can flip through the Nancy Drew books Ruth Bader loved as a girl, among other items, and get a feel for her Jewish upbringing
    • The kitchen in RBG and Marty’s home, featuring some of Marty’s favorite recipes and cooking utensils
    • The Supreme Court bench, where visitors can dress up in a robe and jabot and imagine making their own opinions heard
    • The desk in her chambers, where visitors can view the 2018–2019 Supreme Court calendar and grasp cases to be decided in the current term

Virtual group tours of the exhibit are available. Request a virtual group tour. Public "drop-in" virtual tours of the exhibit are welcomed, free to members and $10 for non-members. Click here to reserve your spot.

DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum is the nation's first independent museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and study of the history and culture of Africans and Americans of African descent. The DuSable's online exhibit Freedom, Resistance, and the Journey Toward Equality showcases artifacts representing the story of African American struggle and achievement across centuries.

The Oriental Institute Museum

The Oriental Institute Museum showcases the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Part of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, the Museum displays objects from the ancient days of Egypt, Persia, Mesopotamia, and beyond. The virtual tour provides a close look at the museum's galleries and objects from the collections.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

A Collection of Performances

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. And now you can experience the acclaimed group from home. The Symphony, which has been a part of Chicago’s music scene for more than 130 years, is sharing interviews from CSO musicians, clips from previous CSO concerts, and live CSO radio broadcasts.

Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is known for their astounding collection, which includes some of the most famous paintings on the planet. More than 40,000 of their works have been digitized in high-resolution, so you can explore them from the comfort of your own home. A good place to start is with some of the museum’s essential works—zoom in to see each tiny dot in a Sunday on La Grande Jatte or admire the brushstrokes in Monet’s Water Lilies.

Field Museum

Join Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she explores the Field Museum—Chicago’s renowned natural history museum. Explore Native American art and culture, learn about SUE the T. rex, and study the fascinating world of insects. As you tour the newest exhibition, celebrate bravery and beauty with the Apsáalooke people, marvel at their war shields, and witness the power of community in action. Then, discover dinosaurs! Meet SUE the T. rex, the world’s most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen. Finally, find out why insects are all the buzz. We’ve made it fun for families to learn together and offer activities for all ages and abilities. Use the hashtag #StayHomeHitPlay to share your creations. We can’t wait to see them!

Shedd Aquarium

Take a complimentary virtual tour of a portion of the 1st floor of the famous Shedd Aquarium and virtually see our water friends that reside in local waters, the Amazon, the Caribbean Reef, and more! Follow the “X” on the floor as you virtually flow through the 1st floor of the Shedd.

Adler Planetarium Virtual Tour

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum dedicated to the study ofastronomy and astrophysics. Founded in 1930, The Adler was the firstplanetarium in the United States. Online exhibitions cover everything from women in space to rare astronomy books to first-hand stories from the Apollo 11 mission. Follow "X" for available exhibits!

Chicago's Prohibition | Virtual Tour Story

October 6, 2020 | $5 admission fee for the virtual tour

Al Capone is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the stories of Prohibition and organized crime in Chicago. Author and historian Paul Durica leads this virtual visit to Chicago of the 1920s and 1930s when Prohibition changed business, culture, and daily life. See notorious sites associated with bootleggers, Al Capone, his North Side rivals, other bootlegging mobs, and John Dillinger, including where gang hits such as the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place.

Taste of Chicago

Chicago is known for many things—one of which is the culinary experiences that visitors from all around the world savor. Below are some Chicago favorites that offers a "Taste of the City" that can be shipped directly to you:

Eli's Cheesecake
Eli's Cheesecake had its start as the signature dessert at award-winning restaurant Eli's the Place for Steak. The dessert's popularity led to the creation of The Eli's Cheesecake Company, a family-owned business, in 1980.

Fannie May
Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, confectioner Fannie May is a long-time Chicago institution. Enjoy some of Fannie May's most famous chocolates, like Pixies®, Trinidads®, or Mint Meltaways®.

Frango mints are a brand of chocolate truffles first created for the Frederick & Nelson department stores. Traditionally flavored with mint and widely popularized by the Marshall Field and Company department store, Frango mints were produced in large melting pots on the 13th floor of the flagship Marshall Field's store on State Street for 70 years.

Garrett Popcorn
Since 1949, both locals and visitors to Chicago have been lining up to get a taste of Garrett Popcorn. The popcorn is made fresh daily and features flavors like the signature Garrett Mix, a combination of family recipes CaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn.

Giordano's Pizza
Giordano's has been serving Chicago's famous deep dish pizza since 1974, when Efren and Joseph Giordano opened their first restaurant on Chicago's historic south side. Since then, millions of happy and loyal fans as well as hundreds of critics call Giordano's the city's "best" stuffed pizza!  

Lou Malnati's
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is an American Chicago-style pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. It was founded by the son of Rudy Malnati, who was instrumental in developing the recipe for Chicago-style pizza, and it has become one of the Chicago area's best-known local lines of pizza restaurants.

Katherine Anne Confections
A try-this-at-home chocolate truffle-making kit? That yields 40-45 chocolate truffles? Since the launch of Katherine Anne Confections in 2006, their award-winning truffles have captured the hearts and satisfied the taste buds of sweets-lovers worldwide. Yum!

What began as a hot dog stand in 1963 grew to a restaurant chain specializing in Chicago-style foods such as hot dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, and Italian Beef.

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