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Includes links to City of Chicago-based museums of science and allied fields of study.
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Chicago Adler Planetarium
Founded in 1930, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum is the premier public resource for learning about astronomy discoveries.
The Field Museum
An internationally acclaimed museum and center for education and research in the natural sciences. Founded in 1893, its collection has grown to more than 20 million specimens. Noted strengths include evolutionary biology, paleontology, archaeology and ethnography.
International Museum of Surgical Science
Features exhibits devoted to such subjects as radiology, orthopedics and pharmacy.
Museum of Science and Industry
Over two million visitors per year enjoy the creation of Chicago businessman Julius Rosenwald, who in 1933 opened America's first center for "industrial enlightenment", a vehicle for public science education, where visitors could interact with the exhibits, not just view displays and artifacts.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Examines the relationship between people and nature, exploring the ways in which humans impact their environment. Located in Lincoln Park.
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