American Indian Center of Chicago

The American Indian Center’s mission is to promote the fellowship among Indian people of all Tribes living in metropolitan Chicago, create bonds of understanding and communication between Indians and non-Indians in this city, advance the general welfare of American Indians into the metropolitan community life, foster the economic and educational advancement of Indian people; to sustain cultural, artistic and avocational pursuits, and perpetuate Indian cultural values. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: N/A Location: 1630 West Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 Public transportation: CTA Brown Line train to the Montrose station. Walk north on Ravenswood Ave. for two blocks and take a right onto Wilson Ave. Phone: 773-275-5871 Website:

Arab American Action Network

The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area by building its capacity to be an active agent for positive social change. As a grassroots nonprofit, our strategies include community organizing, advocacy, education, providing social services, leadership development, cultural outreach and forging productive relationships with other communities. Hours: N/A Admission: N/A Location: 3148 W. 63rd St. Public transportation: Phone: 773-436-6060 Website:

Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation

The Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation (AUAF) is a non-profit organization inspired by Assyrian heritage, serving as a bridge between traditions and different generations in the hopes of building a stronger, more connected community through their various programs. HISTORY The Assyrian Universal Alliance Foundation was founded in 1978. The organization was established in response to the mass migration of Assyrian refugees to the United States, with the intent to assist with the resettlement process. In 1975, Iraq became especially unsafe for its Assyrian minority, leaving tens of thousands no choice but to seek temporary refuge in neighboring countries. Many would later resettle in Chicago, Illinois, home to the largest population of Assyrians outside the homeland. Though the refugees

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture and is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the subjects of Lithuania, the Lithuanian language, history, culture and politics, and to the Lithuanian-American experience. Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults: $9.00, Students and Seniors: $7.00, Children 12 and under: $3.00 Location: 6500 S. Pulaski Rd. Public transportation: Orange Line Subway towards Midway Airport, get off at Pulaski Station. Take Bus 53A south toward 81st St., and get off the bus at Pulaski and 65th St. Phone: 773.582.6500 Website:

Bronzeville Children’s Museum

The Bronzeville Children’s Museum is the first and only African American children’s museum in the country. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours for children ages 3-9 begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Admission: $5 per person Location: 9301 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 Phone: 773-721-9301 Website:

Bronzeville Historical Society

Bronzeville Historical Society is an educational and African American heritage organization formed to celebrate, provide information and encourage preservation of black life and culture of Chicago. Hours: Offers special tours including Underground Railroad Tours with group reservations Admission: Varies Location: Stephen Douglas Tomb Site, 636 E. 35th St. Public transportation: Phone: (312) 428-8033  Facebook:

National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial

The Cambodian American Heritage Museum provides exhibitions and resources for individuals and groups to learn about Cambodian history and culture, as well as a peaceful site for survivors to unite and heal. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, by appointment Admission: Suggested donation Location: 2831 W. Lawrence Ave. Public transportation: CTA Brown Line train to the Francisco station. Walk east towards N. Manor Ave., turn left onto N. Manor Ave., turn right on W. Lawrence Ave. Phone: 773-878-7090 Website:

Casa Italia

Casa Italia is a home for all Italian-American organizations in the Chicago area. Here, we meet to pursue common goals, preserve our past, celebrate our heritage and ensure passage of values to future generations. Hours: Museums are open by appointment only Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: N/A Location: 3800 Division St., Stone Park, IL 60165 Public transportation: Phone: 708-345-5933 Website:

Casa Michoacán

Casa Michoacán, is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural, social, sporting activities and between the Mexican and immigrant Michoacán community with a transnational vision. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: N/A Location: 1638 S. Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 Public transportation: Phone: 312-491-9317 Website:

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

The mission of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is to promote the culture and history––through exhibitions, education, and research––of Chinese-Americans in the Midwest. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5, students and seniors $3 Location: 238 W. 23rd St. Public transportation: CTA Red Line to the Chinatown station. Phone: 312-949-1000 Website:

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

The DANK Haus’s mission is to preserve and promote German culture, heritage, and language through activities including, but not limited to, maintaining a center consisting of a museum, art gallery, library, and language school, and organizing educational and social programming focusing on and emphasizing the history, traditions, and contributions of Germans and German Americans. Hours: Saturdays 11am to 3pm or by appointment. Closed during January. Admission: Free Location: 4740 North Western Avenue Public transportation: CTA Brown line western station. Bus #49 Western, Bus #X49 Western Express, Bus #81 Lawrence Phone: 773-561-9181 Website:

Dominican-American Midwest Association

The Dominican-American Midwest Association (DAMA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization seeking to address the needs of all Dominicans and Dominican-Americans in the Midwest region of the U.S. Location: P.O. Box 3536, Oak Park, IL 60303 Phone: 708-822-7280 Website:  

Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago

The Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago (ECAC) is a not-for-profit, non-political, tax-exempt organization committed to serving the educational, cultural, psychological, and socio-economic needs of Ethiopians in Chicago land and the surrounding areas. Location: 1730 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago, IL 60626 Public transportation: Phone: 773-508-0303 Website:

Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago

The Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago is a cultural institution whose mission is to collect, record and preserve artifacts and documents of history of the Filipino Americans of metropolitan Chicago; and to educate about Filipino American history and Philippine heritage. Location: 5472 S. Dorchester Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 Public transportation: Phone: 773-947-8696 Website:

Haitian American Museum of Chicago

Haitian American Museum of Chicago promotes Haitian history, culture, art and creates a gathering place for Chicagoans and visitors to explore Haitian art, culture, history. Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fridays 2-7 p.m. Admission: Free, suggested donation of $3 Location: 4654 N. Racine, Chicago, IL 60640 Public transportation: Phone: 773-213-1869 Website:

Illinois Saint Andrew Society

Illinois Saint Andrew Society to nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture. Location: 2800 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside, IL 60546 Public transportation: Phone: 708-447-5092 Website:

Indo-American Heritage Museum

The mission of the Indo-American Heritage Museum is to promote understanding of the diversity, history and culture of Indian Americans and to preserve and share their contributions to the fabric of American life. Location: 6328 N. California Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60659 Public Transportation: CTA Bus #155 Devon Phone: Website:

Irish American Heritage Center

Mission: The mission of the Irish American Heritage Center is to nurture and strengthen Irish culture and heritage through programs emphasizing Irish music, literature, drama, traditional dancing, fine arts and the constructive contributions of the Irish and Irish-Americans to the United States of America. Hours: Tours can be scheduled Monday-Friday between 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Admission: Tours have a suggested $1 donation per person Location: 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago  |  Public transportation: Phone: 773-282-7035 Website:

Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago

Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago engages people of all ages to experience Japanese American history and culture and to improve their well-being through innovative, high quality programs and services tailored to the multicultural community. Location: 4427 N. Clark St. Public transportation: Clark Street #22 Phone: 773-275-0097 Website:

HANA Center

The HANA Center’s mission is to empower the Korean American community through education, social service, organizing/advocacy and culture. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: 4300 N California Ave Chicago, Illinois, IL 60618 Public transportation: Phone: 773-588-9158 Website:

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago

In this global era, the world is more interconnected than ever before, thus allowing greater transnational exchange between Korea and the United States. A growing interest in Korean culture, such as Korean language, food, sports, and popular culture is known as the Korean Wave (‘Hallyu’) and is making a splash in the U.S. and all around the world. Moreover, Seokguram Grotto, Bulgugksa Temple, Changdeokgung Palace Complex, Haeinsa Temple, and other Korean historic sites are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As Korean culture enters the international stage, it’s important to promote and celebrate it in our Korean-American community in the greater Chicagoland area. As one of the most influential cities in the U.S., Chicago has gained attention from international countries as well.

Latinos Progresando

Latinos Progresando serves immigrants with the highest quality, low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement, and advocacy/organizing around policy that affects immigrants. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 8 to 11  a.m. Admission: N/A Location: 3047 W. Cermark Rd, Chicago, IL 60623 Public transportation: Phone: 773-542-7077 Website:

Latvian Folk Art Museum

The mission of the Latvian Folk Art Museum is to collect, preserve, and exhibit Latvian folk art; to maintain suitable exhibit and preservation space; and to present programs to further the understanding of Latvian culture. Hours: By appointment only. Location: 4146 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618 Public transportation: Phone: 773-919-3936

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is the only museum in the Chicagoland area that focuses exclusively on the history, culture and arts of the North American native people. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $5; children, students, teachers, seniors $3; Tribal members: free Location: 3001 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201 Public transportation: 201 Central/Ridge bus, 206 Evanston Circulator bus Phone: 847-475-1030 Website:

Muslim American Leadership Alliance

The Muslim American Leadership Alliance (MALA) is a 501(c) 3  civic & community organization committed to promoting individual freedom, diversity, and celebrating heritage. An alliance dedicated to leadership through integrity, MALA provides a platform for people to share their individual stories & to speak for themselves; nurtures emerging community leaders; and unites Americans of all backgrounds to advance constructive solutions to extremism and human rights abuses. MALA is open to choice and creed, and embraces free expression, gender equality, and pluralism as cherished universal ideals. Location: 47 W Division Street, #159, Chicago, IL 60610 Phone: 1-773-888-3275

National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum is America’s only national institution that interprets the American experience through the history of Greek immigrants, and the contributions of Greek Americans to the American mosaic, while celebrating their rich Greek history and culture and the profound impact of their Hellenic heritage upon the world. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday: closed Admission: Adults $10; seniors and students $8; children 3-12 years old $7; children under 3 free Location: 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661 Public transportation: CTA Blue line to the UIC-Halsted station or Bus #8 Phone: 312-655-1234 Website:

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture is devoted to the promotion, integration and advancement of Puerto Rican arts and culture by presenting exhibitions and programming created to enhance the visibility and importance of the rich Puerto Rican arts tradition. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am to 3:00pm Admission: Free Location: 3015 West Division St., Chicago, IL 60622 Public transportation: CTA Blue Line train to the Division. Division street bus #70 west and get off at Division and Humboldt. Phone: 773-486-8345 Website:

OPEN Center for the Arts

The mission of OPEN Center for the Arts is to provide a space where all artists can come together to educate, showcase, refine, and develop their talents as well as support entrepreneurship opportunities in the arts while connecting their growth to the community. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission: Free Location: 2214 S Sacramento Avenue Phone: 872-444-5229 Website:       Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM Sunday Closed  

Polish Museum of America

The Polish Museum of America, one of the oldest and largest ethnic museums in the United States, offers visitors a range of exhibits, resources and activities related to Polish history, culture and heritage, as well as Polish American history. Hours: Friday-Tuesday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: Adults $7, seniors and students $6 Location: 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 Public transportation: CTA Blue Line’s Chicago Phone: 773-384-3352 Website:

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

The Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center’s (SRBCC) mission is to preserve and promote appreciation of the culture and arts of Puerto Rico, specifically its African heritage. Through our programs, we offer families opportunities in leadership, education, cultural awareness and creative expression. Location: 4046 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60639 Public transportation: Phone: 773-698-6004 Website:

South Side Community Art Center

South Side Community Art Center’s mission is to seek out and teach talented young artists; provide gallery space to exhibit the works of artists; develop a body of collectors of African American art; and to serve as a reference for African American artist throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Location: 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 Public transportation: Phone: 773-373-1026 Website:

Swahili Institute of Chicago

The purpose of the Swahili Institute of Chicago is to promote African language, culture and history. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12 to 6 p.m. Admission: N/A Location: 10707 S. Hale Ave., Chicago, IL 60643 Public transportation: Phone: 773-785-1430 Website:

Swedish American Museum

Through its arts and educational programs and its permanent collection, the Swedish American Museum interprets the immigrant experience for children and adults and promotes an appreciation of contemporary Swedish-American culture. Hours: Monday–Friday,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $4; Seniors, students and children $3; Families $10 Location: 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640 Public transportation: Phone: 773-728-8111 Website:

Trickster Art Gallery

Trickster Gallery is a Native arts institution dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a role in the cultivation, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary Indigenous American art. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: Adults $5, Students 12 and under $3, Seniors $3 Location: 190 S. Roselle, Schaumburg, IL 60193 Public transportation: Phone: 847-301-2090 Website:

Turkish American Cultural Alliance

TACA is a, not-for-profit organization established under the 501(c)3 laws within the United States with the mere purpose of bringing people with interest in the Turkish culture together since 1965. TACA commits itself to continue to facilitate the interaction among our members to promote and foster continuing good relationship and understanding regardless of their background. Location: 3845 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: 1-773-530-1388

Turkish American Society of Chicago

The mission of TAS Chicago has two complementary and synergistic components: 1-To serve the Turkish-American in the Chicago area to better integrate into the society. 2-To introduce the Turkish Culture to the community to cultivate friendship and promote a better understanding of diverse cultures through dialog and exchange of information. The association works to strengthen intercultural community and ensure a positive experience for those who are willing to participate in cross cultural activities. TAS Chicago also seeks to enrich the experience of the entire community by providing opportunities to engage and educate the community related to diversity. Location: 501 Midway Dr, Mt Prospect, IL 60056 Phone: 847-640-7272 Website:

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art preserves and promotes contemporary art as a shared expression of the Ukrainian and American experience. UIMA develops, utilizes and encourages artistic talent through exhibitions, concerts, readings, lectures and films to serve the cultural needs of our community and city, and thereby strengthen cultural understanding and diversity. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Admission: Free with suggested donation of $5 Location: 2320 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 Public transportation: #66 Chicago Ave bus or #49 Western Ave Phone: 773- 227-5522 Website:

Ukrainian National Museum

The primary mission of the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago is to collect, preserve, develop, catalog and exhibit, as a resource for research, information and enjoyment, the documents artifacts, and records of the Ukrainian Immigration in America in general and Chicago in particular. Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Free with suggested donation of $5 Location: 2249 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60612 Public transportation: Phone: 312-421-8020 Website: