Chicago Sports Museum

Chicago Sports Museum 8,000 square feet of interactive, simulated sports experiences and unique, game-used memorabilia located in Water Tower Place, Level 7.
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The 8,000 square foot Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. It combines hi-tech interactive experiences—including skill challenges and simulated experiences—with unique sports memorabilia (think Sammy Sosa’s corked bat), and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. “The Chicago Sports Museum is going to fill a hole in this sports-crazy town,” says David Kaplan, Sportscaster WGN Radio and Comcast SportsNet. “We have lots of great museums in Chicago, but nothing dedicated to sports. Fans are going to love it!” “In such a sports-friendly city, The Chicago Sports Museum fills a cultural void that will please young and old alike,” said Mitchell Feldman, senior general manager of Water Tower Place. “This new anchor venue on Level 7 will give local and out-of-town guests an unparalleled sports experience.” The exhibits, designed by Lincolnwood, Ill.-based Luci Creative and Chicago-based Next/Now, are organized around five major zones: Measure Up Guests start their tour with a series of one-of-a-kind interactive experiences where they can compare their abilities to the extraordinary strength, size and agility of many of Chicago’s finest athletes. Examples include measuring vertical leap compared to Michael Jordan (reportedly an astonishing 48 inches) and testing reaction time compared to the lightning speed of Hawks goalie Tony Esposito. Forensic Sports This area of the Museum demonstrates how CSI-type techniques can be used to unravel sports mysteries and separate fact from fiction. Over the years, Harry Caray’s has worked with the FBI, radiologists, chemists and other specialists to show that in the world of sports, things are not always as they appear. Guests can look inside Sammy Sosa’s corked bat, see how baseballs have changed over time and find out what happened to the puck that scored the winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in the last game of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Fan Zone The center of the Museum celebrates Chicago sports fans. Harry Caray himself was known as the greatest Chicago baseball fan of all time. A replica of the Wrigley Field broadcast booth will allow visitors to call a game like Harry, sing ”Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, or do their best Harry impersonation. Fans will also put their Chicago sports knowledge to the test with a giant interactive trivia game. Curses and Superstitions As guests enter this stone-clad room, they are immersed in the phenomenon of popular and lesser known sports “curses” as well as player superstitions and rituals. Visitors can learn about curses that have plagued Chicago sports teams as well as those around the world, and can then test their new knowledge with the Curses game. Guests can also hear directly from well-known Chicago athletes about their personal superstitions and rituals. Hall of Legends This gallery highlights Chicago’s Hall of Fame athletes and offers an array of “play with the legends” baseball, basketball, football and hockey interactive games, including: • All-Star Home Run Contest as Hall of Fame White Sox slugger Frank Thomas • Quarterback Challenge where players must avoid getting sacked by Hall of Famer and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent • Defending the Goal as Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane takes slap shots • Shooting Hoops as Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen. • Learn to Pitch with Kerry Wood, one of the most celebrated pitchers in Cubs history. Admission General admission | $6 Seniors | $3 Children 2 and under | Free Guests of Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch | Free

A huge piece of history from tonight’s episodes of the Last Dance lives at the Chicago Sports Museum—the hoop from game ...
05/17/2020

A huge piece of history from tonight’s episodes of the Last Dance lives at the Chicago Sports Museum—the hoop from game six of the 1998 finals where Michael made his last shot. 🏀🐐

Mr. Cub hit his 500th home run 50 years ago today. We miss you, Ernie!
05/12/2020

Mr. Cub hit his 500th home run 50 years ago today. We miss you, Ernie!

05/04/2020

Grant DePorter wants to be like Mike. Who else is watching The Last Dance tonight? Come visit us when we reopen!

04/29/2020

Rescheduled your wedding to a Sunday? Looking for the perfect spot for your Saturday night rehearsal dinner? Lets wine and dine together! Send us an email at [email protected] to secure one of our remaining Saturday slots!

Photography by @lacourimages

In light of the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 the Chicago Sports Museum will be closed effective immediately....
03/16/2020

In light of the current circumstances regarding COVID-19 the Chicago Sports Museum will be closed effective immediately.

We will keep you updated through social media and our website. If you have any questions please email [email protected].

03/13/2020
CSI DMC

We loved having CSI DMC in to see our space! Check out their great video below!

Join Morgan Alexander today at the Chicago Sports Museum! #csidmc

Throwing it back to our Thuzio event with legend Scottie Pippen during #AllstarWeekend 📸 @realbeardgang
03/05/2020

Throwing it back to our Thuzio event with legend Scottie Pippen during #AllstarWeekend 📸 @realbeardgang

It’s baseball season all year round at the Chicago Sports Museum! Stop by to take your headshot to get ready for the new...
03/02/2020

It’s baseball season all year round at the Chicago Sports Museum! Stop by to take your headshot to get ready for the new MLB season. 📸 @freight_girl .
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Get in the bleacher season spirit by checking out our collection of Chicago Cubs memorabilia 🐻.
02/28/2020

Get in the bleacher season spirit by checking out our collection of Chicago Cubs memorabilia 🐻.

We loved hosting the Posterized Experience: powered by Jim Beam at the Chicago Sports Musuem. We were thrilled to welcom...
02/21/2020

We loved hosting the Posterized Experience: powered by Jim Beam at the Chicago Sports Musuem. We were thrilled to welcome All-Stars, World Champions and the next generation of "certified" NBA ballers hailing from Chicagoland🏀.

Scottie Pippen checking out his interactive exhibit at the Chicago Sports Museum! Thank you to Thuzio for a great event!
02/18/2020

Scottie Pippen checking out his interactive exhibit at the Chicago Sports Museum! Thank you to Thuzio for a great event!

Happy Birthday to the GOAT! 🐐🏀 #mj
02/18/2020

Happy Birthday to the GOAT! 🐐🏀 #mj

We were very honored to have NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Chicago Bulls broadcaster Chuck Swirsky, Mayor Lightfoot, Att...
02/13/2020

We were very honored to have NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Chicago Bulls broadcaster Chuck Swirsky, Mayor Lightfoot, Attorney General Raoul, Artis Gilmore and the Economic Club of Chicago at the Chicago Sports Museum last night!

Pitchers and catchers report!  Only 6 more weeks 'till the season opener ⚾️.
02/11/2020

Pitchers and catchers report! Only 6 more weeks 'till the season opener ⚾️.

Calling all ESPN fans--be part of Golic and Wingo's live broadcast from Harry Caray's Navy Pier on February 14 from 5-9 ...
02/10/2020

Calling all ESPN fans--be part of Golic and Wingo's live broadcast from Harry Caray's Navy Pier on February 14 from 5-9 AM (doors open at 4)! This show is free and seating is first-come, first served with breakfast available for purchase. Check out our website for more information.

Get in the All-Star spirit and visit us for all things basketball 🏀! Come check out games, exhibits, and memorabilia, in...
02/07/2020

Get in the All-Star spirit and visit us for all things basketball 🏀! Come check out games, exhibits, and memorabilia, including the hoop and backboard from Michael Jordan’s last game as a Chicago Bull.

MEET SISTER JEAN!  What better way to prep for March Madness than remembering the 2018 success of one of Chicago's very ...
02/06/2020

MEET SISTER JEAN! What better way to prep for March Madness than remembering the 2018 success of one of Chicago's very own, Loyola University Chicago🐺?! Join Fred Mitchell and special guest, Sister Jean, on February 12th from 7-8:45pm at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse River North for an exclusive book signing of Mitchell's 'The History of Loyola Basketball More Than A Shot And A Prayer'.

02/03/2020

When it’s too cold to train outside, stay warm and have fun inside the Chicago Sports Museum! Our virtual reality games will challenge your skills 💪🏻. Be sure to tag us in your photos on your next visit! ‬

Happy Superbowl Sunday! Before the Big Game come by the Chicago Sports Museum and check out Coach Ditka's personal Super...
02/02/2020

Happy Superbowl Sunday! Before the Big Game come by the Chicago Sports Museum and check out Coach Ditka's personal Superbowl XX playbook!

Honoring one of the greats at the Chicago Sports Museum RIP Kobe 💛💜.
01/29/2020

Honoring one of the greats at the Chicago Sports Museum RIP Kobe 💛💜.

Get in the Super Bowl spirit this weekend and stop by the Chicago Sports Museum to try out our virtual reality Richard D...
01/24/2020

Get in the Super Bowl spirit this weekend and stop by the Chicago Sports Museum to try out our virtual reality Richard Dent Quarterback Challenge! 🏈

Calling all die-hard Cubs fans...didn’t get enough this past weekend at the Cubs convention? Stop by Harry Caray’s for l...
01/21/2020

Calling all die-hard Cubs fans...didn’t get enough this past weekend at the Cubs convention? Stop by Harry Caray’s for lunch, then visit the Chicago Sports Museum to view Chicago’s largest 2016 World Series exhibit. 🐻 ⚾️

Congrats to our partner Patrick Kane who joined the 1,000 point club yesterday! He is only the 4th Blackhawk in history ...
01/20/2020

Congrats to our partner Patrick Kane who joined the 1,000 point club yesterday! He is only the 4th Blackhawk in history to do that!

What an incredible night at Woody’s Winter Warm Up! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Wood Family Founda...
01/18/2020

What an incredible night at Woody’s Winter Warm Up! Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Wood Family Foundation! .
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01/15/2020

What an amazing night hosted by the Big Baseball Academy! Is your organization celebrating a special event soon? Visit our website to learn more!

Discover all our Chicago Sports memorabilia around our ‘Measure Up’ exhibit, we have something for every fan to enjoy!
01/10/2020

Discover all our Chicago Sports memorabilia around our ‘Measure Up’ exhibit, we have something for every fan to enjoy!

Have a wedding like no other at the Chicago Sports Museum! Our memorabilia rich and modern space are sure to have your g...
01/08/2020

Have a wedding like no other at the Chicago Sports Museum! Our memorabilia rich and modern space are sure to have your guests raving about it. Visit our website for more information!

01/06/2020

Put your strength to the test when playing our Quarterback Challenge with Richard Dent game.

Have you checked out our Fanzone?? Make sure to check out the basketball hoop from Michael Jordan’s buzzer-beating shot ...
01/01/2020

Have you checked out our Fanzone?? Make sure to check out the basketball hoop from Michael Jordan’s buzzer-beating shot in the 1998 NBA Finals!

Address

835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL
60611

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday 11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday 11:30 - 20:30
Thursday 11:30 - 20:30
Friday 11:30 - 21:00
Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

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(312) 202-0500

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It was a pleasure showing 2019 Fred Mitchell Award winner Luis Aguilar of Northern Arizona University the Chicago Sports Museum and the special display case that holds his trophy.
Are you open tomorrow 8/8 ?
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