Museums in Lyons, 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

$14 $8

4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum

La Porte

Ride on miniature and full-size steam trains and explore interactive exhibits devoted to steam power

$34 $20

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

Field Museum of Natural History Admission

Field Museum - Chicago


$23.25 $23.25

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

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

Museum Visit for Two or Four or Family or Family Plus Membership to Frontiers of Flight Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Frontiers of Flight Museum - Northwest Dallas

Collection of aeronautic artifacts houses the Apollo 7 command module, Hindenburg salvage, and more than 30 vintage aircraft

$20 $12

One-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (56% 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

$45 $20

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

Evanston History Center


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

Free Kids' Event: Morning Glories at Garfield Park Conservatory Every Monday

Free Kids' Event: Morning Glories

Garfield Park Conservatory

Kids ages 5 and younger dig around in the soil at Garfield Park Conservatory while learning how to plant flowers and greenery

$0 $0

Free Kids' Event: Smart Museum of Art Family Days on the First Saturday of Every Month

Smart Museum of Art Family Days

Smart Museum of Art Family Days

Kids ages 4–12 and their parents unleash their creative juices while making art projects during Family Days at Smart Museum of Art

$0 $0

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

Joliet Historical Museum


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

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

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

Museum of Arts & Play


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

$16 $9

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

Chicago Walking Tour: Tiffany Treasures

Chicago Architecture Foundation


$29.99 $29.99

Free Kids’ Event: Chicago Children's Museum Free Thursdays 5-8 pm and First Sundays 10am-7pm

Free Event Listings - Chicago

Chicago Children's Museum

Kids from two to teenager find out all about the world at this hands-on museum featuring everything from playgrounds to dinosaur excavations

$0 $0

Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Culinary Experience for One or Two on March 8th, 2017 (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

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Adler Planetarium


$34.95 $34.95

"The Epic of Gilgamesh as Told by Mr. George Smith, Associate Curator for the British Museum (Deceased)" - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 7:30pm

Berger Park - Coach House

Far North Side

$20 $13.75

Chicago Lakefront and Museum Campus Segway Tour

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours


$68.67 $68.67

Museums & Parks at Sunset Tour

Bobby's Chicago Bike Hike


$42.05 $42.05

"Nature on Tap" - Thursday November 3, 2016 / 6:00pm

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

$12 $4.50

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

Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours


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

$68 $68

VIP Admission for One or Two to the Midnight Terror Haunted House (Up to 46% Off)

Midnight Terror Haunted House

Midnight Terror Haunted House

VIP ticket holders skip straight to the front of the line at this haunted house; inside, 30 terrifying rooms await fright-seekers

$35 $19

General Admission for One, Two, or Four to The Skydeck at Willis Tower (23% Off)

The Skydeck at Willis Tower

The Loop

Interactive exhibits, a theater presentation, and an elevator ride lead to a 1,353-ft. glass skydeck with views of the city—and four states

$22 $17

Brewery Package for 2 or 4 with Beer Flights, Tour, and 32-oz Crowlers at Blue Nose Brewery (Up to 49% Off)

Blue Nose Brewery


New brewery taking the city by storm gives craft-beer lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process that includes six-beer flights

$54 $29

One Haunted House VIP or Regular Ultimate Ticket at Dungeon of Doom (Up to 20% Off)

Dungeon of Doom


Characters such as Dr. Killpatient, Ravage, and Shank the Clown terrify visitors across a 42,000 sq. ft. haunted house

$30 $25

Halloween Bar Crawl on October 28 or 29 or Trolley Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween on October 29, at 8 p.m.

Halloween Trolley Bar Crawl or Halloween Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween

Multiple Locations

Don creative Halloween costume, then walk or hop on a trolley to hit Chicago bars featuring drink specials, scavenger hunts, and prizes

$17.36 $8

A Nightmare on Hubbard Street-The 5th Annual River North Halloween Costume Bar Crawl on Saturday, October 29, at 12 pm

A Nightmare on Hubbard Street – The 5th Annual River North Halloween Costume Bar Crawl

Bar Louie

Annual Halloween-themed bar crawl weaves through River North, with drink specials, live DJs, and a costume contest along the way

$27.95 $15

Select Local Merchants

  • Berwyn Route 66 Museum
    Berwyn Route 66 Museum in Berwyn features a wide array of creative art pieces that tell a story. When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this museum has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this museum. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit Berwyn Route 66 Museum.
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    Berwyn, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
    It's safe to say that Frank Lloyd Wright is a household name, partly because he put his name on so many houses. The sites overseen by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust receive nearly 150,000 visitors a year—tangible proof that the visionary's impact on architecture, design, and culture remains alive and well. To ensure that legacy continues, the Chicago-based nonprofit runs tours at several of Wright's buildings and hosts various educational programs. Home and Studio: Unity Temple. Robie House. The Rookery Light Court remodeling. All classic pieces of Modern architecture, and all designed inside the studio at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park. From 1889 until 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright worked out of this residential space, eventually expanding the home to include a proper studio as demand for his services grew. Now an architectural destination in its own right, the Home and Studio welcomes guests seeking a look into the mind (and working conditions) of America's most famed architect. On tours, trained interpreters guide visitors through the space, sharing anecdotes and insights into Wright's work and home life. Frederick C. Robie House: The crown jewel of Hyde Park's residential architecture, the Frederick C. Robie House was designed by Wright for the up-and-coming industrialist of the same name between 1908 and 1910. Widely hailed as one of the finest examples of the Prairie School of architectural design, the house has earned its share of accolades over the years, including a spot on the very first National Register of Historic Places in 1966. During tour, architectural experts guide groups through each of the house's significant features, from the cantilevered roof and prevalence of horizontal lines to the striking leaded glass windows that give the house its inner light. Tours also cover recent restoration efforts, giving guests an inside look at what it takes to preserve a historic home.
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    Oak Park, IL US
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
    "You know, Unity Temple is my contribution to modern architecture"—bold, blunt, and revolutionary, Frank Lloyd Wright single-handedly forged the Prairie school of architecture, of which Unity Temple is perhaps the purest example. Built between 1905 and 1908, the church broke all of the traditional rules, replacing the steeple with low, flat roofs, removing the prominent entranceway to create a sense of monolithic austerity, and most daringly of all, using poured concrete as not just a structural element but an architectural one. This honest exposure of a conventionally hidden material reflected the philosophy of a man who valued genuine candor over sweetened niceties, whether in word or in stone. More than a century since its construction, the church is in the midst of an ongoing restoration, funded by member sponsorship and daily admission fees. Although the interior still luxuriates in the wash of natural light from the stained glass ceiling, and the boxy, modern light fixtures flicker on, the exterior faces severe weathering due mainly to Wright's eternally before-his-time designs, which failed to account for the effects of water and time on concrete, and an infestation of rockbiters in the 70s.
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    Oak Park, IL US
  • Wonder Works Chicago
    A giant tree spreads its limbs across a softly lit room as soothing forest sounds play. On a child-size stage, kids manipulate controls to flick theater lights on and off. In an art studio stocked with supplies, budding artists make creative messes. This is all taking place in Wonder Works' 6,400-square-foot space. Children aged 8 and younger explore six hands-on exhibits that help them express their creativity and develop mental and social skills. Wonder Works is able to cater to children with special needs. The children's museum also hosts school field trips, and a variety of special activities and events including a children's music concert series, African American History Month, and the paleontology-centric Dino Works. In addition, an outdoor organic garden onsite gives kids an opportunity to marvel in the great outdoors without having to pay tolls to riddle-spouting trolls.
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    Oak Park, IL US
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum
    The best museums in Oak Park hardly compare to the intimate and profound setting of Ernest Hemingway Birth Home's. Be sure to visit the restaurant at this museum for a delicious meal. Take the kids along too — this museum is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Ernest Hemingway Birth Home is also accessible via public transportation, with a close stop at Oak Park-Green (Green). Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles. So if you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit Ernest Hemingway Birth Home.
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    Oak Park, IL US
  • Pleasant Home Foundation
    When life affords you a little free time, check out the cultural artifacts at Pleasant Home Foundation in Oak Park. Wandering souls would be best to visit this museum for any one of their A+ dishes. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles. For those who wish to avoid traffic, Pleasant Home Foundation is also accessible via public transportation, with stops at Harlem-Green (Green) and Oak Park-Green (Green).
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    Oak Park, IL US