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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsJune 2016

Museums
Culture, History, Science

Shedd Aquarium’s Amphibians
Shedd Aquarium’s Amphibians Photo: Brenna Hernandez

ADLER PLANETARIUM

Through 2017 What Is a Planet? Pity Pluto, the underdog planetoid stripped of full planet status in 2006. In this temporary exhibit, Adler feeds the debate while asking what it really means to be a planet. $8–$12. 1300 S. Lake Shore. adlerplanetarium.org

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

Through 2016 Chicago Authored. This multimedia exhibition in a new café-style reading room examines the city’s rich literary history.
Through 2016 The Secret Lives of Objects. Get a glimpse of Ann Landers’s typewriter, Charlie Chaplin’s bamboo cane, and other historical artifacts from the museum’s collection. $14–$16.
1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

DUSABLE MUSEUM

Through 2017 DuSable’s Masterworks: Paintings. The first in a series intended to stoke Chicago’s enthusiasm for DuSable’s art collection, this exhibit highlights the work of renowned African American artists. $2–$10. 740 E. 56th. dusablemuseum.org

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Through 2017 Brick by Brick. At this exhibit, more than a dozen giant Lego structures showcase the talents of Chicago native and Lego-certified professional Adam Reed Tucker. $18–$27
Through 2018 The Art of the Bicycle. See the evolution of bicycle engineering, including a replica of the 1818 Draisienne “walking machine.” $11–$18.
5700 S. Lake Shore. msichicago.org

SHEDD AQUARIUM

Through 2017 Amphibians. Explore three rooms of salamanders, newts, frogs, caecilians, and more. $31–$41. 1200 S. Lake Shore. sheddaquarium.org

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