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“Spertus Children's Museum”

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Ranked #372 of 683 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Chicago's Jewish education and cultural center. Spertus offers an array of interesting programming (all open to the public), including lectures, performances, films, exhibits, and lectures, some presented by the esteemed faculty who teach for its graduate programs. Programs take place in the award-winning Spertus building on South Michigan Avenue as well as select locations around Chicago and the suburbs. (The stunning building, with its fabulous views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan, is worth a visit just to see. It's also available as a venue for events.) The building includes a 400-seat theater and a gift shop that carries art, books, and contemporary and traditional Jewish ceremonial gifts. Exhibits are free. Program and performance prices vary. Check website for schedule. Easily accessible by public transportation (Red Line to Harrison). Discount parking available in nearby lots with validation.
Reviewed 20 January 2010

If you are expecting your children to learn something....anything....about being Jewish forget about going to this state-of-the-art children's space. Yes, it is fancy shmancy. Yes, your kids can climb though a tube and see fish. But aside from a few Hebrew letters on the walls, there is very little Jewish about this place. Even the readers of the stories mispronounce words because THEY are not Jewish. Too bad.

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Reviewed 12 October 2009

The Spertus Museum relics were amazing,
I was, however, disappointed of the lack of detail and information on those pieces.
As for the exhibit I was expecting to be inspired but I couldn’t believe it was actually considered museum worthy.
I did make quite a few purchases in the Museum Store, It was more fascinating then the museum itself.

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