What’s Reopening in Chicago This February

Attention: stop what you’re doing and give yourself a high five. Because you made it through January during a pandemic. And a lot of other intense stuff (we won’t go into details). So feel free to reward yourself. Maybe explore a museum. Go ice skating. Dine in at a local restaurant. You deserve it, friend. Here’s what’s open now or reopening in Chicago this February.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Mark your calendars! Downtown Chicago’s top art museum reopens to the public on February 11. Expect the normal COVID safety protocols (face mask, keep your distance, sanitize, etc.). Also, advance ticket purchase is required for the public. Of course if you’re a member, you don’t need to reserve tickets. 

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Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

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Been missing Sue the T-Rex? Well great news, Chicago’s favorite history museum officially reopened to the public on January 23rd. Stop in to see your favorite prehistoric animals and more by booking your tickets here

Shedd Aquarium

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Oh the adorable penguins, cheeky beluga whales, colorful sea creatures. It’s been waaay too long since we connected with our favorite aquatic life. Thankfully, the Shedd reopened to the public on Saturday, January 30. So go ahead, plan a fun family day or treat your S.O. to something different. 

Steak 48 Chicago

615 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Hungry for some red meat? This family-owned steakhouse was limited to delivery and pick-up for the last few months. And now, the staff is excited to welcome guests back in! Steak 48’s two-level floor plan not only provides ample space for social distancing, but also offers multiple dining rooms, in addition to a unique collection of semi-private dining suites for an intimate experience.

Observation Deck Chicago

875 N Michigan Ave 94th floor, Chicago, IL 60611

Prepare your eyeballs for stunning, panoramic views of Chicago! The CHICAGO 360 observation deck started welcoming back guests on January 29th. See out the sights 1,000 feet above the famed Magnificent Mile and learn more here

The Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Grab a friend and lace up your skates for a chilly day at the Skating Ribbon! An hour and half session costs $16 per person with skate rental included. Book tickets online here. But hurry, the Skating Ribbon will close for the season on February 28th! 

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe IL 60022

Looking to reconnect with nature? Turn off your brain and take in the quiet solitude at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Don’t forget your binoculars and camera! You could catch a glimpse of birds, geese, and other animals. The Garden is open daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last entry 4 p.m.) through the end of February. Get your timed tickets here.

Featured Image Credit: Maggie Daley Park on Facebook

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