Chicago Sports Museum

Chicago Sports Museum 8,000 square feet of interactive, simulated sports experiences and unique, game-used memorabilia loca
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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 Sport

s 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 | $10
Seniors | $6
Children 2 and under | Free
Guests of Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch | Free

Chicago lost a legend today. You will be greatly missed Bobby! 🏒💕
01/30/2023

Chicago lost a legend today. You will be greatly missed Bobby! 🏒💕

Cubs Convention is in town ⚾ Andre Dawson AND Mark Grace surprised us by stopping in for lunch today at Harry's Italian ...
01/13/2023

Cubs Convention is in town ⚾ Andre Dawson AND Mark Grace surprised us by stopping in for lunch today at Harry's Italian Steakhouse in River North!

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and yours, from all of us at Harry Caray's! 🎄
12/25/2022

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and yours, from all of us at Harry Caray's! 🎄

"As sure as God made green apples, someday the Chicago Cubs will be in the World Series. And that day may come sooner th...
11/03/2022

"As sure as God made green apples, someday the Chicago Cubs will be in the World Series. And that day may come sooner than you think." - Harry Caray

6 years ago today the curse was lifted and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years! ⚾🎉🏆

City or suburbs, there's no place like Harry's for the Holidays 🎄Book your Private Event/Holiday Party  by November 15th...
10/19/2022

City or suburbs, there's no place like Harry's for the Holidays 🎄

Book your Private Event/Holiday Party by November 15th and receive complimentary bags of our award-winning HOLY COW! POTATO CHIPS to give each of your guests as party favors.

From small, intimate gatherings to office holiday parties -- we've got you covered! Our distinctive private rooms will be fully decorated with trees draped in lights and walls lined with wreaths and garlands. We can also bring the party to your home, office or spectacular venues across Chicagoland.

Eat, Drink and be Harry this Holiday season!

For more information or to book your party please visit: https://www.harrycarays.com/holiday-parties.html

The most important piece of game-used memorabilia from the 1919 World Series was just discovered after being buried with...
09/09/2022

The most important piece of game-used memorabilia from the 1919 World Series was just discovered after being buried within the walls of the Tribune Tower for 102 years!

Our very own Grant DePorter helped unearth the record-setting baseball that struck out more batters in a row in a World Series than any baseball in history and a letter from the Tribune sports editor who was the top candidate to chair the National Baseball Commission.

Check out Rick Kogan's story in the Chicago Tribune to learn more about the history ball, how it was discovered, and the scandal attached to the 1919 World Series:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-tribune-tower-capsule-black-sox-baseball-0911-20220912-hvkzyvb6m5b3vgezxmbdlfs5ny-story.html

Take a peek inside the Chicago Sports Museum with this awesome TikTok from bored_in_chicago. Thanks for stopping by and ...
07/11/2022

Take a peek inside the Chicago Sports Museum with this awesome TikTok from bored_in_chicago. Thanks for stopping by and allowing your followers to tag along for your recent visit!

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Chicago Cubs PA announcer Jeremiah Paprocki stopped by the Chicago Sports Museum on the latest episode of On The Road. C...
06/28/2022

Chicago Cubs PA announcer Jeremiah Paprocki stopped by the Chicago Sports Museum on the latest episode of On The Road. Check out the video to what fun he got into at the museum!

This season, Cubs PA announcer Jeremiah Paprocki is our road trip expert. In this episode of On the Road, presented by National Car Rental, Jeremiah heads ju...

Original, BBQ, and seasonal Dark Chocolate Drizzle have the bases loaded with flavor, and next up to bat is the new Ever...
06/10/2022

Original, BBQ, and seasonal Dark Chocolate Drizzle have the bases loaded with flavor, and next up to bat is the new Everything Holy Cow! Potato Chip hitting the flavor grand slam! ⚾️ Bring home our newest flavor by placing your order today at holycowchips.com.

Celebrate Father's Day at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse in River North, Rosemont, or Lombard and dad will go home with a complimentary bag of Everything Holy Cow! Potato Chips while supplies last.

Make your reservation today at https://www.harrycarays.com/reservations.html

Christmas is coming early this year at the Chicago Sports Museum! We’re inviting you and your little ones to a once-in-a...
12/07/2021

Christmas is coming early this year at the Chicago Sports Museum! We’re inviting you and your little ones to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play games and eat pizza with Santa Claus himself!

Join us on December 19 for Playtime & Pizza with Santa and watch your child’s face light up with joy ✨🎅🎄🤩

Follow the link to purchase your ticket and check one thing off your child’s wishlist! - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/playtime-and-pizza-with-santa-at-the-chicago-sports-museum-tickets-222405449687

11/29/2021
Congratulations to the Chicago Sky on their WNBA Championship and first championship in franchise history! Way to repres...
10/18/2021

Congratulations to the Chicago Sky on their WNBA Championship and first championship in franchise history!

Way to represent the city of Chicago proudly! 💪🏀

BROADCASTING WORKSHOP WITH STEVE STONEIs it your dream to become a sports broadcaster? Next Monday, October 4th at 5PM, ...
09/28/2021

BROADCASTING WORKSHOP WITH STEVE STONE

Is it your dream to become a sports broadcaster? Next Monday, October 4th at 5PM, the Chicago Sports Museum is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a workshop with baseball legend and current broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, Steve Stone.

This exclusive workshop is limited to 15 participants to ensure that you receive one-on-one attention. You’ll be recorded calling a series of four different plays and get direct feedback and pointers from Steve. After the workshop you’ll receive the video of your performance, as well as Steve’s unparalleled advice.

Click here to purchase tickets. This event will sell out quickly! - chicagosportsmuseum.com/steve-stone-broadcast-workshop

Aramiz Ramirez joined us at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch for lunch yesterday. Thanks for stopping by and it’s great ...
09/24/2021

Aramiz Ramirez joined us at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch for lunch yesterday. Thanks for stopping by and it’s great to have you back in town!

The White Sox are heading to the MLB postseason and the first team to clinch their division. Congratulations!
09/23/2021

The White Sox are heading to the MLB postseason and the first team to clinch their division. Congratulations!

Looking for something fun to do with your little ones at home, now that the big kids are back in school? Good news - the...
09/01/2021

Looking for something fun to do with your little ones at home, now that the big kids are back in school? Good news - the Chicago Sports Museum can be your private playground!

Get a group of parents and kids together and enjoy full and exclusive access to the Museum for one hour before it opens to the public.

Times Available:
Monday-Saturday 10:30am-11:30am
Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm

Book and learn more here! - https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/private-playgroups.html
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

After visiting the museum tomorrow, stop by the adjacent Harry Caray's for TRIVIA!
06/10/2021

After visiting the museum tomorrow, stop by the adjacent Harry Caray's for TRIVIA!

Wow! Stop by the adjacent Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch for "Harry Hour" weekdays from 4-7pm!
06/09/2021

Wow! Stop by the adjacent Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch for "Harry Hour" weekdays from 4-7pm!

Holy Cow! Now that’s a good looking burger! Stop by Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch for “Harry Hour”, weekdays from 4-7pm. Pull up a seat at the bar to enjoy great bites + drinks specials

06/04/2021
Win a FREE Appetizer Platter for your team to enjoy at our first Friday Night Trivia this Friday, June 4 at Harry Caray'...
06/03/2021

Win a FREE Appetizer Platter for your team to enjoy at our first Friday Night Trivia this Friday, June 4 at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch. Winner will be selected today 6/3.

Ready. Set. Play!
Which Chicago Cubs second baseman appeared in 10 consecutive All-Star Games? (HINT: He's also a Partner in Harry Caray's Restaurant). Answer in comments and tag your team for the chance to win.

Win a FREE Appetizer Platter for your team to enjoy at our first Friday Night Trivia this Friday, June 4 at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch. Winner will be selected tomorrow 6/3.

Ready. Set. Play!

Which Chicago Cubs second baseman appeared in 10 consecutive All-Star Games? (HINT: He's also a Partner in Harry Caray's Restaurant). Answer in comments and tag your team for the chance to win.

Stop by Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch for trivia night every Friday starting June 4!
05/28/2021

Stop by Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch for trivia night every Friday starting June 4!

Thank you for highlighting The Chicago Sports Museum  🏀⚾️🏈🏒Chicago: A getaway that’s filled with equal parts fun, learni...
05/19/2021

Thank you for highlighting The Chicago Sports Museum 🏀⚾️🏈🏒Chicago: A getaway that’s filled with equal parts fun, learning, and fresh air. From toddlers to teens, there’s a family-friendly activity or attraction to satisfy every interest and fuel all imaginations. Link in bio for inspirations on 30 kid-friendly things to do in Chicago.

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Holy Cow!   to our favorite guy - Harry Caray! Did you know Harry was an announcer for the White Sox for 11 seasons?Watc...
04/05/2021

Holy Cow! to our favorite guy - Harry Caray! Did you know Harry was an announcer for the White Sox for 11 seasons?

Watch the White Sox Home Opener against the Kansas City Royals at Harry's Bar this Thursday at 3 pm.

Trivia Thursday! What was Michael Jordan's baseball number?
03/25/2021

Trivia Thursday! What was Michael Jordan's baseball number?

We are OPEN! Did you know you can book a private playgroup before the musem opens to the public? After testing your skil...
03/16/2021

We are OPEN! Did you know you can book a private playgroup before the musem opens to the public? After testing your skills against Chicago's greatest sports legends, kids and parents can enjoy lunch in a private room at the adjacent Harry Caray's!

Click here to book your private playgroup experience:
https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/private-playgroups.html

Make sure you stop by Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch after visiting the museum. Try out fish & chips or 'Po boy (each ...
03/05/2021

Make sure you stop by Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch after visiting the museum. Try out fish & chips or 'Po boy (each entree comes with your choice of side - fires, Holy Cow! potato chips, or mixed greens salad) on their Lenten menu every Friday!

Reservations and online ordering here:
https://www.harrycarays.com/harry-carays-7th-inning-stretch-mag-mile.html

Holy Cow! ⚾️ Baseball is back and the Cubs are off to a great start winning their first two games in Spring Training! • ...
03/03/2021

Holy Cow! ⚾️ Baseball is back and the Cubs are off to a great start winning their first two games in Spring Training!

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"Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I’ll spend it? The ballpark. I sti...
03/01/2021

"Now, you tell me, if I have a day off during the baseball season, where do you think I’ll spend it? The ballpark. I still love it. Always have, always will."

Happy Birthday to the one and only Harry Caray! It sure is a bee-yoo-tiful day to celebrate!

We're reopening this Friday and can't wait to welcome you back!
02/06/2021

We're reopening this Friday and can't wait to welcome you back!

We lost a champion today--on and off the field. RIP Hank.
01/22/2021

We lost a champion today--on and off the field. RIP Hank.

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs who are heading to the playoffs! This is the third time in history that both of Chic...
09/24/2020

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs who are heading to the playoffs! This is the third time in history that both of Chicago's teams will compete in the playoffs.

Looking for a COVID-safe, low cost, entertaining and educational change of scenery for your Pandemic-Pod or Micro-School...
09/23/2020

Looking for a COVID-safe, low cost, entertaining and educational change of scenery for your Pandemic-Pod or Micro-School? Check out the Learning Pod Package at the Chicago Sports Museum. All day access to a private room with free wifi, exclusive access to the Chicago Sports Museum and a delicious lunch from Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch! Link in bio for more information and to book this package! .

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Chicago Bears legend, Gale Sayers.  Sayers was one of the greatest running ba...
09/23/2020

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Chicago Bears legend, Gale Sayers. Sayers was one of the greatest running backs of all time and the youngest player ever inducted into the Football Hall of Fame.

The Chicago White Sox are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2008!
09/18/2020

The Chicago White Sox are headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2008!

Congrats to Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills on throwing a no-hitter yesterday making it the 16th no-hitter in Cubs histo...
09/14/2020

Congrats to Chicago Cubs pitcher Alec Mills on throwing a no-hitter yesterday making it the 16th no-hitter in Cubs history!

Congrats to Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito on throwing a no-hitter game last night making it the 19th no-hitter...
08/26/2020

Congrats to Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito on throwing a no-hitter game last night making it the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history!

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835 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 7pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 7pm
Thursday 11:30am - 7pm
Friday 11:30am - 8pm
Saturday 11:30am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 6pm

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We had a blast the other week at our "Feeding Hope" Gala, held on 9/15 at the Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place. Many thanks to all of our Friends of CHI who joined us to celebrate the work we do and the evening's honorees—including Andy White of Lookingglass Theatre Company, Bob Dion of Davis Harrison Dion and long-time supporter Carol Sonnenschein. We are so grateful to you all for supporting our mission to assist Chicagoans in need who are experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. What a great evening!
Such an honor to have the Chicago Sports Museum included in Travel + Leisure's list of the best museums in Chicago! ⚾📣🏈

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/best-museums-in-chicago
The Chicago Sports Museum will host the 30th Annual Green Tie Ball to benefit Gateway Green this Saturday.
I visited the Chicago Sports Museum today. Wish I had more time to take everything in.
Tonight at 6, Dave welcomes David Eigenberg and Chris Stolte to preview the new season of NBC's Chicago Fire of Wednesday night's One Chicago lineup; Justin Hayward of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band The Moody Blues will join Dave to talk about his legendary career and share his new single; plus we'll talk to Grant DePorter from Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse, Chicago Sports Museum and Chicago Gateway Green about the upcoming Green Tie Ball, TV personality Mike Rowe will talk about the Amercian work ethic and more! Tune into AM720, wgnrasdio.com and on smart speakers worldwide!
Be entertained! 30's Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes has an amazing lineup of local Chicago artists, including Dr. Bombay, DJ Rock City, DJ Marcus Carter, & DJ Victor r!
Saturday, September 17, at the Chicago Sports Museum

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Last Call for Early Bird Green Tie Ball #30 tickets! Don't miss out at this legendary event Chicago Sports Museum September 17th!

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Featuring entertainment by Dr. Bombay & DJ ROCK CITY , Open Bars, Gourmet bites from Harry Caray's Restaurant, Silent Auction, unique gaming experiences, custom sneakers by SoleRevival, & More!

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What a fun day celebrating Zachary’s Mitzvah at Chicago Sports Museum!
At Sevan’s Charity Check Presentation on December 3, Sevan donated $115,000, raised at the Fourth Annual Sevan Charitable Foundation Golf Classic, to Cheers to the Warriors, Fisher House Foundation , The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society , RMHC Chicago and Northwest Indiana and USO Illinois . It was a wonderful evening at the Chicago Sports Museum celebrating some outstanding charities. Thank you to all those who attended!
Today is your lucky day! We are giving away the last ticket to our exclusive Broadcasting Workshop with baseball legend and current Chicago White Sox broadcaster, Steve Stone - taking place at the Chicago Sports Museum next Monday, October 4 at 5PM. ($125 value)

To enter:

1. Follow Chicago Sports Museum
2. Like and share the latest post to your profile page
3. Comment on the Chicago Sports Museum’s post why this opportunity means so much to you

DON’T DELAY! We will announce the winner by EOD today!

Good luck! ⚾️🎙
PRC is conducting focus groups with Males and Females ages 25-40 yrs old to discuss the topic of beverage products. It will be on-line virtual Interviews conducted from your personal computer and will take place May 19th - May 25th. Qualified participants will participate in a 90 minute interview and receive an incentive of $150.
If you are interested in participating please call or email:

Richard Esparza
201-322-5124
[email protected]

If you would like to complete the survey on line instead of over the phone please click on the link below and complete the survey.

Did you know you can book a private playgroup before the Chicago Sports Museum opens to the public? After testing your skills against Chicago's greatest sports legends, kids and parents can enjoy lunch in a private room at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch!

Click here to book your private playgroup experience:
https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/private-playgroups.html"
🏈On December 31, 1988 “The Fog Bowl” took place in a Divisional Playoff Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears. A dense fog rolled over Chicago’s Soldier Field during the 2nd quarter, cutting visibility to about 15–20 yards for the rest of the game. Philadelphia moved the ball effectively all day and Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham had 407 passing yards despite the low visibility; but they could not get the ball into the end zone. Many players complained that they could not see the sidelines or first-down markers. The Bears ended up winning 20–12. The fog itself covered a very small part of Chicago (less than 15 city blocks) for a very short amount of time (less than 3 hours). The game was also notable in that it involved head coaches who had been previously worked on the same staff of a Super Bowl winning team. Eagles coach Buddy Ryan had been the defensive coordinator for Mike Ditka on the Bears when the team won Super Bowl XX. 🏈
Is online school making you and your kids antsy?

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