The Museum of Broadcast Communications: Do It Live

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Television and radio are a huge part of our technology-driven lives, from the programs we watch on our smartphones to the songs we listen to during our daily commute, but what happens to all that content once it’s yesterday’s news? Head to the Museum of Broadcast Communications on your next family day in Chicago to find out. You’ll see the museum’s stunning modern glass exterior come into view as you walk down North State Street, reminding you of the significance of the airwaves that bring us so much information and entertainment. While museums aren’t always a source of elation for kids, yours will (hopefully) feel giddy with excitement when they find out that this museum is dedicated to one of their favorite pastimes: watching television. So take the little ones gently by their hands and discover the ghosts of media past in this cavernous space together. You and your spouse will get a kick out of the I Love Lucy memorabilia and a special exhibit on Gary Coleman, while the kids will be clamoring to see the door that Oprah Winfrey famously walked through every day on her show, as well as the set of the much-loved Chicago program Family Classics. Go ahead and shoot a short video of them acting out a scene they just made up. That way you’ll have some media history of your own.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N State St Chicago IL 60654

(312) 245-8200

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