Museums in Glen Ellyn, IL


Admission for One, Two, or Four to the Illinois Railway Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Railway Museum

Evergreen Park

Watch restored antique train cars in operation, then check out memorabilia from the Chicagoland and national rail industries

$10 $5

One or Two Adult Admission Tickets to Farnsworth House (Up to 48% Off)

Farnsworth House

Plano

Tour a radically modern 1951 home designed by influential architect Mies van der Rohe to float above the ground and reflect the forest

$20 $12

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum - Live

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$16 $8

$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 36 Dates and Times Available.

The Gold Pyramid

The Gold Pyramid

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

$30 $18

Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Near North Side

Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

$60 $30

Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

Evanston History Center

Evanston

Visit the National Historic Landmark Dawes House, where more than a century of history about the city is preserved in a beautiful chateau

$40 $22

Single-Day Admission for One, Two, or Four or Family Membership to Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 62% Off)

Joliet Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$6 $3

Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

$40 $20

Memberships to DuSable Museum of African American History (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The DuSable Museum of African American History

Washington Park

Examine tales and artifacts of African American history with studies of African nations, murals, and even an animatronic Harold Washington

$40 $25

Guided Bridge Tour or Bridge Lift Admission at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 52% Off)

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Multiple Locations

Tour the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum, a historic structure on the River or get a front-row seat to watch the bridge lift.

$12 $6

Museum Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for a Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Elgin Area Historical Society

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$6 $5

One-Year Individual or Family Membership at The Oriental Institute (Up to 53% Off)

The Oriental Institute

University of Chicago

Exhibit-opening invitations, free audio tours, research-library privileges, and program discounts at a museum of Middle East archaeology

$50 $25

Admission for Two or Four to the Museum of Arts & Play (Up to 53% Off)

Museum of Arts & Play

Dyer

Museum highlighting the benefits of play boasts everything from vintage toys to pop culture collectibles 

$16 $9

Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Culinary Experience for One or Two on October 13 (47% Off)

Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame

Navy Pier

See Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame induct notable chefs; open bar & restaurant samples

$95 $50

Museum Campus, Gangster, or Fireworks Tour for 1 or 2 from Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours (Up to 18% Off)

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

Central Chicago

Ride up to some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks during Museum Campus, Gangster history tours, and fireworks displays

$68 $68

"Nature on Tap"

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

$12 $4.50

Amphibious-Duck Tour of the Wisconsin Dells for Two or Four from Original Wisconsin Ducks (Up to 37% Off)

Original Wisconsin Ducks®

Wisconsin Dells

In an amphibious vehicle, this tour hits Wisconsin Dells sights on land and water, including the Hawk’s Bill rock formation and Dawn Manor

$55.75 $35

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for One, Two, or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 56% Off)

Haunted Hometowns, Corp.

Multiple Locations

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

$20 $12

$15 for a Brewery Tour for Two or Four with Beer at Penrose Brewing Company ($20 Value)

Penrose Brewing Company

Geneva

Learn about the Geneva brewery’s craft-beer brewing process and sip two 12 oz. beers

$40 $29

$62 for a 90-Minute Architectural Boat Tour for Two from Chicago Line Cruises ($84 Value)

Chicago Line Cruises

Chicago

Award-winning Docents tell the stories behind over 50 “cloud busters” and narrate historical events that influenced the present-day skyline

$84 $62

Amphibious Tour for Two or Four from Dells Army Duck Tour (Up to 38% Off)

Dells Army Duck Tour

Wisconsin Dells

Amphibious, WWII-era vehicles take groups on one-hour trips through the natural landscapes and waterways of the Wisconsin Dells

$60 $39

Tour for Two or Four with Bloody-Mary Mix, Hats, and Rocks Glasses at Fox River Distilling Company (Up to 43% Off)

Fox River Distilling Company

Geneva

Tour the distillery, which produces vodka, gin, and moonshine, and leave with bloody-mary mixes, hats, and rocks glasses

$47 $27

Upper Dells Boat Tour for Two or Four from Dells Boat Tours (Up to 17% Off)

Dells Boat Tours

Upper Dells Boat Tour Dock

Take in all that’s magnificent about the Dells on this two-hour trek through the area’s sandstone formations and secret river passageways

$53.40 $45

24- or 48-Hour Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

Multiple Locations

Guides narrate sights of the Windy City as double deckers cruise to multiple stops downtown and in neighborhoods; “hop on hop off” access

$45 $32

Chicago Explorer Pass Including Admission to Three or Five Attractions from 20+ Options. Pay Nothing at Gate.

Go City Card

Online Deal

Card grants free admission to 3 or 5 Chicago museums, tours, and attractions, chosen from over 20 options

$49 $40.50

Monday Night Sunset Cocktail Cruise Aboard the Anita Dee II Yacht - Monday September 5, 2016 / 6:30pm

Anita Dee II Yacht

Chicago

$25 $16.50

Sightseeing Tour or Brunch Tour for One or Two from Chicago's Finest Tours (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour

Wrigley Building Plaza

Tours take guests along Chicago’s historic River Walk, around the Loop, or to a hearty brunch buffet

$50 $24

$21 for $35 Worth of Wine and Food at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines in the tasting room, which serves food

$35 $21

Sustainable-Food Facility Tour for Two or Four at The Plant (Up to 45% Off)

The Plant

Back of the Yards

Self-sustaining urban facility houses a hydroponic farm, nonprofit education and research center, and various food-production businesses

$40 $22

Self-Guided Chicago Scavenger Hunt for Two, Four, or Six from Big City Hunt (Up to 54% Off)

BigCityHunt

BigCityHunt

Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing

$40 $22

Select Local Merchants

  • Dupage County Historical Museum
    Art connoisseurs flock to Wheaton's Dupage County Historical Museum, where you can catch a glimpse of some of the best and brightest. Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this museum's restaurant for high-class food. At this museum, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Wheaton, IL US
    +16306827343
  • Easton Corbin & Jerrod Niemann
    Extraordinary art exhibitions and beautiful collections can be found at Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum in Lisle. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this museum — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Lisle, IL US
    +16308296405
  • Kline Creek Farm
    West Chicago is home to some natural beauty as well, and Kline Creek Farm is a lovely outdoor perk. Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this museum — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    West Chicago, IL US
    +16308765900
  • West Chicago Historical Soc
    Get ready for some serious visual stimulation at West Chicago's West Chicago Historical Society-Kruse House Museum, where art experts and novices come together. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    West Chicago, IL US
    +16302310564
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    Five Things to Know About Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art When he wasn't navigating the world of business as the Chairman of the Board of Meade Electric, Joseph Lizzadro sought refuge in the solitary work of cutting and polishing gems and minerals. Today, Lizzadro's collection lives on as the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. Open since 1962, the museum houses of delicate and intricate artworks and carvings made from rare finds including coral, agatite, gemstones, and jade (Joseph's favorite). Read on to learn more about the museum's effort to preserve art styles that can be hard to find elsewhere. Don’t know much about lapidary art? No problem! The museum has you covered. Start on the recently renovated lower level with The Rock and Mineral Experience, a permanent exhibit that introduces you to the subject with a two-ton petrified log, tourmaline from Brazil, fluorite from Illinois, and copper from Michigan. You can see the piece that started it all. Lizzadro's inspiration came in the form of a tiny jade vase; originally purchased as raw material for a new project, the piece so charmed Lizzadro with its delicate craftsmanship that he couldn't bear to repurpose it. Today, it's on permanent display, and also leant its shape to the museum's logo. There’s plenty of time to stop in. The museum is open six days a week (not Monday), and Fridays are free. Kids have plenty to do. Get them busy with the museum’s scavenger hunt, which sends small groups of kids throughout the museum to track down information on lapidary art. The museum routinely welcomes school and scout groups. Championship rings count as lapidary art. In 2015, the museum ran an exhibit on local sports franchises’ championship rings, with examples representing the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears, and White Sox. Sadly, championship rings were not made when the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, so they couldn’t be included.
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    Elmhurst, IL US
    +16308331616
  • Elmhurst Art Museum
    Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum displays national shows and the works of deserving regional, national, and international artists. In addition to hosting on going activities in the museum's education center, the museum seeks to spark creativity and foster sensitivity for fine art in the community through stimulating displays, programs, and mind control. Attached to the museum is the historic McCormick House, which is one of only three homes in the United States designed and built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and then replicated in LEGOs. The museum layout is designed around the house, which stands as a tribute to Mies and has won the Chicago AIA Regional Architecture Award.
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    Elmhurst, IL US
    +16308340202

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