The Skydeck Museum Downtown Chicago, IL
Visitors and locals alike know that Skydeck is the best way to see all of Chicago, but Willis Tower is now home to one of the most unique Chicago museums! The new Chicago Skydeck museum tells the story of Chicago—from the Great Chicago Fire to the present day—while capturing the city’s unique character and highlighting memorable traditions, iconic monuments, and historical moments.
Immersive Exhibits at the Skydeck Museum
The Skydeck museum is an engaging and educational outing for the whole family! Make your way through a series of interactive exhibits designed to bring history to life:
- Origins – Go back in time and take a tour through the city’s formative years! Visitors are treated to a first-row seat for events like the Great Chicago Fire, a glowing Chicago River tunnel to explore, and more.
- Architecture – Chicago has plenty of tours that cater to architecture buffs, but this interactive fly-through video tour offers an entirely new way to appreciate the city’s landmarks. The adventure ends at the skyline’s tallest point—none other than the Willis Tower!
- L Train – Next, visitors can hop onto an L train (a full-scale replica) for a video-display tour of Chicago neighborhoods.
- Taste of Chicago – You can’t take a tour of the Windy City without taking the time to appreciate some famous Chicago foods! Kids will love the larger-than-life deep-dish pizza platform and the 9-foot Chicago hot dog bench, complete with all the trimmings.
- Characters – Explore Chicago’s roots as a comedy hub—and a home base for performers like Tina Fey—by putting on your own performance on a Second City stage.
- Streetscape – In this exhibit, visitors can interact with performing artists and appreciate iconic Chicago sights up close.
- Urban Playground – Cap off your Skydeck museum experience with this multi-projector “Map Wall,” augmented animated data.
What’s New on the 103rd Floor?
Up on the 103rd floor, The Ledge got some exciting upgrades, too! It now offers revitalized design features, interactive monitors for guests to upload and display stunning skyline photos, and new videos about Chicago attractions and the construction of The Ledge.