Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center is located at  78 East Washington Street. The Cultural Center has been around since 1897 and use to be the Chicago Public Library. Today it is a free to enter museum of sorts. It’s open daily from 9am until 7pm, except on weekends (Fridays through Sundays) when it closes an hour earlier. There are several entrances to the Chicago Cultural Centers and a person could easily spend an entire day wandering the halls and floors. If you’re going for an event, I suggest you get there a bit early and ask for directions if you’re not quite sure where you’re going.


The Chicago Cultural Center houses art exhibits, has free music, theater and dance programs/events as well as family programs.  The Cultural Center includes outside of the beautiful arts held inside an amazing structure in itself. The Center has two stained glass dome, including the world’s largest Tiffany dome which is made of over 30,000 pieces of glass. The other dome is larger, made up of 50,000 pieces of glass and designed by Healy & Millet.


It’s definitely a fun and free place to go visit if you want an art or architecture type day.

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