Museums In the Park - An Invitation
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Chicago’s world-class museums are a primary reason tourists choose Illinois. Collectively, they offer visitors priceless opportunities to explore and enjoy the arts, sciences, nature, and culture. Chicago museums serve 8 million visitors annually, including one million school children. And through digital engagement, teacher training and neighborhood outreach, Chicago museums reach hundreds of thousands more.

Museums In the Park (MIP) is a coalition of eleven Chicago museums located on land owned by the Chicago Park District and supported by the Chicago Park District property tax levy: Adler Planetarium, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, The Field Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and Industry, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and John G. Shedd Aquarium.

Chicago museums are economic engines that not only attract tourists, but also provide jobs and support local businesses. They generate tens of millions in state and local tax revenue and produce an estimated annual economic impact of $700 million. They also collectively support over 22,000 jobs.

You each receive an MIP Education Resource Card for use by you and your constituents to access all of our museums. In addition, we offer 52 free admission days for Illinois citizens, providing free access to over a million visitors each year; Museums For All and Kids Museum Passport Programs, admitting tens of thousands more at low or no cost; and Illinois school groups do not pay admission for field trips.

Museums In the Park would like an opportunity to offer a full introduction to our museums, and a discussion of the collective educational and economic impact on the people of Illinois. We cordially invite you and/or your staff to one of these upcoming meetings at a museum near you.

January 18 from 2-3 pm at DuSable Museum of African American History
January 25 from 2-3 pm at National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
February 1 from 2-3 pm at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Kindly RSVP to Rebecca Schejbal at or 312-447-0460.