About Us


Museums In the Park (MIP) is a coalition of Chicago museums located on Chicago Park District property. MIP works with the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and other entities to build greater awareness of the intrinsic value of museums.

MIP members are

Adler Planetarium Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Institute of Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Chicago History Museum National Museum of Mexican Art
DuSable Museum of African American History The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Field Museum John G. Shedd Aquarium
Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

In 2012, these world-class institutions were visited by nearly 8 million people, including over 1 million school children who visited as part of organized field trips. Millions of guests experienced one or more MIP museums for free.

MIP is a 501(c)6, not-for-profit organization.

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