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. The 8,000 square foot Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports.
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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 | $10
Seniors | $6
Children 2 and under | Free
Guests of Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch | Free

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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!

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Holy Cow! #MCM 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.

Holy Cow! #MCM 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?

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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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!

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

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

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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...
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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! .
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We are saddened to learn of the passing of Chicago Bears legend, Gale Sayers.  Sayers was one of the greatest running ba...
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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!
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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...
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Congrats to Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito on throwing a no-hitter game last night making it the 19th no-hitter...
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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!

The Crosstown Classic is tonight! Who are you rooting for Chicago?
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The Crosstown Classic is tonight! Who are you rooting for Chicago?

Our guests are our top priority at the Chicago Sports Museum which is why we have enacted new safety protocols when visi...
08/20/2020

Our guests are our top priority at the Chicago Sports Museum which is why we have enacted new safety protocols when visiting and interacting at the Museum.

- All guests are required to wear a mask during their visit to the Museum.

- Sanitizing stations are setup with sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the Museum for guests to wipe down an exhibits they interact with.

- While most games and exhibits are open and easily sanitized some are closed for your safety.

- Our staff fully sanitizes the museum before opening and throughout the day.

08/17/2020

Looking to get the kids out of the house for some safe, socially-distanced fun? Gather a group of parents and kids for full and exclusive access to the Museum before it opens to the public. FREE with prepaid $15/person deposit for lunch in a private room at the adjacent Harry Caray's. Click the link to book your experience! https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/private-playgroups.html

REOPENING SATURDAY -- With touchless interactive games and world class sports memorabilia, the Chicago Sports Museum has...
07/31/2020

REOPENING SATURDAY -- With touchless interactive games and world class sports memorabilia, the Chicago Sports Museum has fun for all ages! Come visit us starting tomorrow!

Baseball is back and we can't wait for more history to be made! Stay tuned for more information about our reopening!
06/24/2020

Baseball is back and we can't wait for more history to be made! Stay tuned for more information about our reopening!

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
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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 🐻.

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

Telephone

(312) 202-0500

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