Chicago’s world-class museums and zoos are really working hard for the Chicagoland area and for you.

In addition to offering engaging and fun experiences, Chicago museums and zoos are education centers, with some of the most unique collections in the world. They inspire people of all ages to learn about and appreciate science, art, history, wildlife and nature.   

But they do even more. Chicago’s 15 top museums and zoos are also key economic engines, generating more than $1 billion in economic impact in Illinois, including jobs and tax revenues generated. And Chicago museums and zoos are the reason hundreds of thousands of tourists each year make the Windy City their destination.

Check out the top 10 ways Museums Work for Chicago and learn how you can get involved in keeping our museums strong.

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