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. 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

On this day in history the Blackhawks score two goals in 17 seconds to clinch the Hawks' second Stanley Cup championship...
06/24/2019

On this day in history the Blackhawks score two goals in 17 seconds to clinch the Hawks' second Stanley Cup championship in four years!🚨

Stop by the Museum to play a collection of custom virtual reality games like defending the goal against Patrick Kane!

The future is bright in Chicago! Welcome to the Bulls Coby White!
06/21/2019

The future is bright in Chicago! Welcome to the Bulls Coby White!

The CrossTown Classic is finally here! Watch the Cubs and White Sox square off tonight at 7:05pm! Who are you rooting fo...
06/18/2019

The CrossTown Classic is finally here! Watch the Cubs and White Sox square off tonight at 7:05pm! Who are you rooting for?

Host your Fantasy Football Draft Party at the Chicago Sports Museum this season!Our Game Room features a full wall of TV...
06/17/2019

Host your Fantasy Football Draft Party at the Chicago Sports Museum this season!

Our Game Room features a full wall of TVs, deep leather seating for up to 24, shuffleboard, darts, giant jenga and an array of other games. The Museum is also home to priceless Bears memorabilia, including Mike Ditka’s playbook from Super Bowl XX.

For more information, visit https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/fantasy-football-draft-parties.html

06/16/2019
Someone should've probably told the Warriors how hard it is to 3-Peat.
06/14/2019

Someone should've probably told the Warriors how hard it is to 3-Peat.

Glad he didn't call in sick to work. 22 years ago today.     The Flu Game.
06/11/2019

Glad he didn't call in sick to work. 22 years ago today. The Flu Game.

Thanks for stopping by St. Louis....#flythew  #sweep
06/10/2019

Thanks for stopping by St. Louis....

#flythew #sweep

The next time you see this guy playing, he will be in a Chicago Cubs uniform.  The Cubs have agreed to terms with Craig ...
06/06/2019

The next time you see this guy playing, he will be in a Chicago Cubs uniform. The Cubs have agreed to terms with Craig Kimbrel!

We absolutely loved showing Chicago Bear Buster Skrine around the Chicago Sports Museum today!
06/03/2019

We absolutely loved showing Chicago Bear Buster Skrine around the Chicago Sports Museum today!

The Chicago Sports Museum is the perfect spot for family fun this summer!The Museum celebrates the world of Chicago spor...
06/03/2019

The Chicago Sports Museum is the perfect spot for family fun this summer!

The Museum celebrates the world of Chicago sports using simulated experiences, relics and stats while combining skill challenges and hi-tech simulated experiences with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts. It's a playground for sports fans of all ages!

For more information, visit https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/

Thank you to all those who have served,  and those who continue to serve...
05/27/2019

Thank you to all those who have served, and those who continue to serve...

A night of Grand Slams! #i'lltaketwo
05/23/2019

A night of Grand Slams!

#i'lltaketwo

We'll see ya at home Willy!
05/12/2019

We'll see ya at home Willy!

We'll meet you at home J-Hey!
05/09/2019

We'll meet you at home J-Hey!

We'll meet you at home KB!
05/08/2019

We'll meet you at home KB!

How was your weekend?
05/06/2019

How was your weekend?

04/25/2019
A Chicago sports Broadcasting legend.  RIP.
04/18/2019

A Chicago sports Broadcasting legend. RIP.

Don't mind us, just doing some cleaning...
04/18/2019

Don't mind us, just doing some cleaning...

Got a feeling there might be some home runs hit today...#itmightbeitcouldbeitis
04/12/2019

Got a feeling there might be some home runs hit today...

#itmightbeitcouldbeitis

We know every team has an opening day. Just seems better at Wrigley.   #gocubsgo
04/08/2019

We know every team has an opening day. Just seems better at Wrigley.

#gocubsgo

Here's hoping for a great day of baseball on the South Side!#soxhomeopener #goodguys
04/05/2019

Here's hoping for a great day of baseball on the South Side!
#soxhomeopener #goodguys

Happy 5th Birthday to us! Come visit us to see how much we've grown over the years.  Cheers to this milestone, and many ...
04/01/2019

Happy 5th Birthday to us! Come visit us to see how much we've grown over the years. Cheers to this milestone, and many more to come in the future.

03/29/2019

The Chicago Bears have traded Jordan Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Just going to leave this right here.  Now that's the way you start a season!#gocubsgo
03/28/2019

Just going to leave this right here. Now that's the way you start a season!
#gocubsgo

There's nothing quite like it....
03/28/2019

There's nothing quite like it....

The Chicago Cubs have reached a deal with pitcher Kyle Hendricks, on a 4 year contract extension. #theprofessor
03/26/2019

The Chicago Cubs have reached a deal with pitcher Kyle Hendricks, on a 4 year contract extension.

#theprofessor

The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football, to kickoff the 2019 NFL season.  Never too...
03/25/2019

The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football, to kickoff the 2019 NFL season. Never too early to say, BEAR DOWN!

Kyle Schwarber is at it again sending a home run out of Sloan Park and busting car’s windshield! Check out his autogra...
03/25/2019
Schwarber Adds To Legend, Busting Windshield Again

Kyle Schwarber is at it again sending a home run out of Sloan Park and busting car’s windshield! Check out his autographed 2016 broken windshield on display at the Chicago Sports Museum!

Kyle Schwarber caved in the car windshield of a Score reporter with a homer.

Thank you Positive Coaching Alliance - Chicago for hosting your 2019 PCA Awards event at The Chicago Sports Museum.  A g...
03/19/2019

Thank you Positive Coaching Alliance - Chicago for hosting your 2019 PCA Awards event at The Chicago Sports Museum. A great evening for a great organization! Hope to see you again soon.

Happy International Women's Day!  Last night we had the honor of hosting a panel for WISE (women in sports and events) a...
03/08/2019

Happy International Women's Day! Last night we had the honor of hosting a panel for WISE (women in sports and events) at The Chicago Sports Museum.
#sportsforall #wise

Make the Game Room your ultimate Tournament party space!The Game Room at the Chicago Sports Museum is the place to host ...
03/04/2019

Make the Game Room your ultimate Tournament party space!

The Game Room at the Chicago Sports Museum is the place to host your Tournament watch party! Kick back and watch the games on our big screens while indulging on game day snacks and leave everything else up to us!

To learn more, visit https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com

Happy Birthday Harry!
03/01/2019

Happy Birthday Harry!

"A sports fanatic’s dream, the Chicago Sports Museum is a conglomeration of virtual experiences and game-winning artif...
02/25/2019
The Ultimate Guide to Chicago Museums — 2019 Edition

"A sports fanatic’s dream, the Chicago Sports Museum is a conglomeration of virtual experiences and game-winning artifacts and memorabilia."

Thank you Make It Better for including the Chicago Sports Museum in your Ultimate Guide to Chicago Museums!

The winter months are the perfect time to take advantage of the ever-changing Chicago museum scene and vast array of visiting artists, new exhibitions, and programs. With museums across the city and suburbs for all ages and interests, the Windy City is truly the place for a lifetime learner.

The Chicago Bears will be releasing kicker Cody Parkey.
02/22/2019

The Chicago Bears will be releasing kicker Cody Parkey.

It's just THAT much easier to wake up in the morning, after you beat the DeadWings....
02/21/2019

It's just THAT much easier to wake up in the morning, after you beat the DeadWings....

Happy Birthday to the GOAT!
02/17/2019

Happy Birthday to the GOAT!

Looking for the perfect gift for your sports loving Valentine?❤️Don’t miss the next exclusive behind-the-scenes VI...
02/13/2019

Looking for the perfect gift for your sports loving Valentine?❤️

Don’t miss the next exclusive behind-the-scenes VIP Experience Tour at the Chicago Sports Museum on April 7th and the opportunity to hold and take photos with treasured Chicago sports memorabilia!
https://www.chicagosportsmuseum.com/special-events.html

Lucky 7 in a row!   Here come the Hawks!
02/11/2019

Lucky 7 in a row! Here come the Hawks!

We didn't quite make it to the Big Game this year, but you can check out the book that holds all the secrets to our last...
02/03/2019

We didn't quite make it to the Big Game this year, but you can check out the book that holds all the secrets to our last win in Mike Ditka's personal playbook from Superbowl XX on display at the Chicago Sports Museum!

Congratulations Matt Nagy for being named the 2018 AP Coach of the Year.  Very well deserved!#boom #clubdub #beardown
02/02/2019

Congratulations Matt Nagy for being named the 2018 AP Coach of the Year. Very well deserved!
#boom #clubdub #beardown

We loved hosting the What Men Want Press Junket at the Chicago Sports Museum! Congratulations to Taraji P. Henson on rec...
01/29/2019

We loved hosting the What Men Want Press Junket at the Chicago Sports Museum! Congratulations to Taraji P. Henson on receiving her well-deserved Hollywood Walk of Fame Star!

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained on these frigid days? Bring them out to the Chicago Sports Museum! It’s...
01/26/2019

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained on these frigid days?

Bring them out to the Chicago Sports Museum! It’s high tech interactive fun for the whole family and if you dine at the adjacent Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch, admission to the Museum is free!

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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