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Sun.- Thu. 10am- 5pm, Closed Fri. and Sat.

When to Go:
Days with special programming and events

Age Restriction:
Open to all

Nearest Transit:
Harrison (Red Line), Harold Washington Library (Brown Line, Orange Line, Pink Line, Purple Line), Jackson-Red (Red Line)

Quick Facts

  • Spertus Institute Chicago is a hidden gem among top Chicago attractions.
  • Spertus Institute Chicago offers accredited graduate-level degree programs, as well as public seminars, lectures, exhibits, concerts, and films.
  • Spertus Museum Chicago features one of North America's largest Jewish libraries, the Asher Library at Spertus.

610 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
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Features: This Jewish Chicago museum provides visitors with fascinating insight into Jewish history, values, culture, and thought.  Spertus Institute Chicago serves the community with its line-up of amazing films, concerts, exhibits, lectures, and seminars.

Why We Go: Spertus Museum Chicago offers dynamic programming delivered by renowned speakers and experts in their prospective fields.  This top Chicago history museum gives patrons a deeper understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture.

  • Atmosphere: The welcoming staff support the learning experiences of guests.  Patrons enjoy the peaceful and intellectually stimulating environment.
  • Location: This contemporary building offers visitors stunning views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
  • Building Spaces: The futuristic architecture of this all-glass fronted building captures the eye and captivates the spirit of those who see this Jewish Chicago museum.  The building features an art gallery, classroom and library space, a state-of-the-art theater for live performance and film, space for community events and celebrations, and kosher catering/event planning service featuring Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck.

Inside Knowledge: The U.S. Postal Service introduced the Hanukkah stamp on the Spertus campus in 2004.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do visit the gift shop.  Add culture to your life.  Obtain art, books, music, videos, and both contemporary and traditional Jewish ceremonial gifts from the Spertus Museum Chicago store.
  • Do attend a lecture.  Enjoy book/film discussions, Jewish dance demonstrations, and educational talks by esteemed members of the academic, literary, artistic, and professional communities.
  • Don't go on Friday or Saturday.  This Jewish Chicago museum is closed on those days.
  • Don't forget to check the schedule calendar.  Find out which exhibits, lectures, and programs are currently running.  Pick your favorites, save the dates and times, and enjoy your enriching visits to the popular Jewish Chicago museum.