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Design Museum of Chicago

Design Museum of Chicago Information


Expo 72, 72 E Randolph St Floor 1, Chicago, IL 60601


The Loop


The Design Museum of Chicago inspires, educates, and fosters innovation through design.

We define design broadly, from architecture to street art, from choreography to urban planning. Design is more than a powerful source of inspiration. It is an integral tool that can help to connect communities and create equity. Through free, short-term exhibitions, engaging public programming, and robust partnerships with other arts, academic, and non-profit organizations, the Design Museum contextualizes and humanizes design’s influence in everyday life.

Like art, science, and the humanities, design surrounds us. It impacts our worlds deeply, affecting everything from our quality of life to our interactions with our neighbors. Bringing design to a relatable, human level allows us all to better understand the power of design and to utilize that power to fundamentally improve the human condition.


Free and open to the public
Daily 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

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